Protests planned across US on Presidents Day in response to Trump’s national emergency for border wall

Protesters have planned demonstrations across the U.S. for Presidents Day in response to President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency for border wall funding. 

USA Today reports a wave of protests have been planned from New York to California and Texas to oppose the president’s national emergency declaration.

{mosads}A number of demonstrations are being planned by the liberal advocacy group,, and others have been listed on Rally List.

“Donald Trump has declared a #FakeNationalEmergency—an illegal power grab from an unhinged man to push his racist, dangerous policies,” states on its site for protests taking place on Presidents Day. 

“We’re mobilizing rapid-response events on Presidents Day—Monday, 2/18—against Trump’s fake crisis and racist deportation force and to stand with immigrant, Muslim, and Black and brown communities to stop Trump’s dangerous and illegal power grab,” the group continues.

The site also allows users to input a zip code or city to find the nearest protest to attend on Monday.

Trump on Friday also declared a national emergency at the border in an effort to bypass Congress and allocate nearly $8 billion for construction of his long-sought border wall. 

Trump announced the move in an address from the Rose Garden shortly after he signed the declaration, and is expected to be met with a number of legal challenges. 

Trump has already faced fierce opposition from lawmakers and political groups who say the president overstepped his authority with the emergency declaration.

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