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Haitian-Americans converge on Times Square to protest Trump's racism remarks


New York, Jan 16: To denounce racism and remarks that President Donald Trump's remarks disparaging African countries and questioning further US acceptance of Haitian immigrants, hundreds of Haitian-Americans and others have rallied in Times Square.

Haitian-Americans converge on Times Square to protest Trump's racism remarks (Representative image)

Politicians including Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) joined the demonstration yesterday. Protesters carried Haitian flags and signs with messages including "peace, love, power, dream."

Police at one point ushered demonstrators out of space designated for walking, but there were no immediate reports of any arrests.

Trump has been accused of using a vulgarity to describe African nations and questioning why to allow more immigrants from Haiti, rather than countries like Norway.

The Republican has said that the comments "weren't made" and that he's not a racist. He's said he has "a wonderful relationship with Haitians."


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