Protests formed against President Trump's national emergency declaration

Protesters planned demonstrations all around the nation Monday. It's in response to President Trump's decision Friday to declare a national emergency for border wall funding.

Posted: Feb. 18, 2019 10:21 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Protesters planned demonstrations all around the nation Monday. It's in response to President Trump's decision Friday to declare a national emergency for border wall funding.

One of the demonstrations was in Lafayette outside the Tippecanoe County Courthouse.

Greater Lafayette Indivisible and Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies organized the demonstration.

Both groups said that the national emergency is uncalled for.

The president of G.L.I.A adds that the feeling of community is important for Greater Lafayette. 

"We have a really diverse community both in Lafayette and West Lafayette," said Margaret Hass. "It might be different kinds of diversity, but there are a lot of different groups coming together and making Greater Lafayette a stronger place."

The protest lasted about 30 minutes and more than 40 people showed up.

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