- Associated Press - Friday, November 18, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Dozens of people from numerous faiths demonstrated outside an Austin mosque to show support and solidarity with the city’s Muslim community.

About 100 demonstrators holding placards urging tolerance lined up shoulder-to-shoulder outside the Nueces Mosque as the city’s Muslim faithful filed inside for Friday prayers. The demonstrators protested suggestions that Muslim Americans be required to register with and be tracked by the federal government. The idea has been put forth by surrogates of President-elect Donald Trump.

The event was organized by MuslimSolidarityATX. Lead organizer Matt Korn said the group plans to hold similar events at other Austin-area mosques and offer safety escorts for area Muslim residents.


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