WASHINGTON, DC -- A crowd that filled up a city block marched from the White House to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday afternoon to protest President Trump's executive order temporarily banning all refugees and travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.
"I think that it’s an unconstitutional action. It speaks of ignorance and lack of finesse with regard to our place in the world," said Sumiyeh Aboosaiedi from Rockville, Md.
The protest and march happened after Friday night's decision by a judge in Washington state who ordered a temporary halt to the president's order.
One marcher told DCW50 News at 10 that is was the decision by Judge James Robart that prompted her to take part in her first protest.
"When Judge Robart issued the stay, that really brought me out. I really want to support any effort to lift the ban and allow the people who have a right to come here to come here," said Ann Shumard from Alexandria, Va.
The crowd made several stops along the march. One was in front of the Trump Hotel, where they shouted "shame" while pointing at the building. At the Newseum, the crowd read the First Amendment that is etched into the exterior of the building and then chanted "read the wall".
Marchers also said that even though there was a temporary halt on Mr. Trump's executive order, they would continue to protest until it was off the table.
"We plan to be out here as much as we need to be. Every weekend, there’s going to be marches, just like you see today" said Matt Carl.
By Saturday evening, the Trump administration had filed its appeal of the judge's order.