AFSC protests Trump in Portsmouth, NH

The crowd that gathered out front to protest Trump’s presence in Portsmouth was about as large as the one listening to him inside. Following Trump’s remarks earlier this week calling for an end to Muslim immigration to the United States, local residents organized a peaceful protest in response. Organizers estimated about 200 people showed up, holding signs that said, “Immigrant and refugee rights are human rights,” “We welcome refugees” and “No racists for president.”

Source: Donald Trump carries on with event in Portsmouth as protesters gather outside – Political Monitor

Author: Jason

Rev. Jason Wells is the executive director of the New Hampshire Council of Churches. Prior to this position he served Episcopal congregations in New Hampshire for 13 years after his ordination in 2004. Jason is also a board member of the ACLU-NH. He is a former president of the Greater Concord Interfaith Council and has served on the Episcopal Church's committee on ecumenical and interfaith relationships. Jason received a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and also holds bachelors degrees in computer science and mathematics from Southern Methodist University.