Protests met with counter protests
The right-wing group ACT for Amercia has staged a number of anti-Sharia law protests in the United States.
In Seattle police had to intervene as the ACT group clashed with counter-demonstrators.
In New York no violence was reported and the NYPD made four arrests for loitering.
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) June 10, 2017
One unidentified ACT member said:“Sharia law, which we’re speaking out against today, is a direct contradiction to the United States Constitution.”
Hundreds railed against the demonstration shouting out against racism and Islamophobia.
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.”
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The marches against Sharia have gained support following the killing of two men by a ranting Jeremy Joseph Christian in Portland as they protected two women the man was abusing, one of whom was a Muslim.