On Saturday (June 10), people around the country gathered for the March Against Sharia, a string of protests organized by anti-Islam group ACT America. But participants were outnumbered by counter-protestors in many cities, as they sought to #CounterACTHate.
“The anti-Islam rallies were a bust,” Council on American-Islamic Relations executive director Ibrahim Hooper told The Washington Post. “We’ve seen a tremendous rise in the level of anti-Muslim bigotry in our society—and against minorities of all kinds—but we’ve also seen a tremendous rise in support.”
Below, some scenes from the day. Click the links to learn more about the counter-protests in each city.
— The Texas Observer (@TexasObserver) June 10, 2017
About 20 participants in Chicago’s “March Against Sharia” today were met by 200 counter-protesters chanting messages of support for Muslims. pic.twitter.com/ZXc3gjz0dq
— The Chicago Reporter (@ChicagoReporter) June 10, 2017
— Annie J. Wang (@wanganniej) June 10, 2017
— Lakshmi Collins (@LakshmiCollins) June 12, 2017
— Taylor James (@tjepdx) June 11, 2017
— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) June 10, 2017