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Anti-Sharia protests across the USA

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By Christopher Cummins  with AGENCIES
Anti-Sharia protests across the USA

<p>The right-wing group <span class="caps">ACT</span> for Amercia has staged a number of anti-Sharia law protests in the United States.</p> <p>In Seattle police had to intervene as the <span class="caps">ACT</span> group clashed with counter-demonstrators.</p> <p>In New York no violence was reported and the <span class="caps">NYPD</span> made four arrests for loitering. </p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-cener data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Protesters representing Act for America, <span class="caps">CAIR</span> converge on intersection near Santana Row. <a href="https://t.co/QYZDZnCq6e">https://t.co/QYZDZnCq6e</a> <a href="https://t.co/aS8Re66o8U">pic.twitter.com/aS8Re66o8U</a></p>— <span class="caps">NBC</span> Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) <a href="https://twitter.com/nbcbayarea/status/873612537408999424">June 10, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>One unidentified <span class="caps">ACT</span> member said:“Sharia law, which we’re speaking out against today, is a direct contradiction to the United States Constitution.”</p> <p>Hundreds railed against the demonstration shouting out against racism and Islamophobia.</p> <p>One of them condemned the sentiment:“I think it’s a thinly-veiled attempt to judge and condemn Muslims in general, some of the most loving people. Some of the most wonderful New Yorkers.”</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Act for America’s Islamophobic rallies attract hate groups like the <span class="caps">KKK</span> and the Portland killer. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CounterACTHate?src=hash">#CounterACTHate</a> <a href="https://t.co/TB2wTdIJTT">https://t.co/TB2wTdIJTT</a> <a href="https://t.co/7nLSDdoLOo">pic.twitter.com/7nLSDdoLOo</a></p>— <span class="caps">SAALT</span> (@SAALTweets) <a href="https://twitter.com/SAALTweets/status/873547874482761729">June 10, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The marches against Sharia have gained support following the killing of two men by a ranting <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Portland_train_attack">Jeremy Joseph Christian</a> in Portland as they protected two women the man was abusing, one of whom was a Muslim.</p>