Anti-Trump rally calls on Rhode Island leaders to act

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP/WPRI) — Hundreds of people have rallied at the Rhode Island State House to demand that state leaders counteract policies proposed by President-elect Donald Trump that would affect immigrants, social services and reproductive rights.

Several hundred people rallied inside the State House on Monday.

They want the state’s Democratic-led government to use all the tools at its disposal to defend against Trump’s agenda. The rally was organized by the Rhode Island Working Families Party and a new group formed after the election called Resist Hate RI.

Activists delivered a letter to the offices of Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and legislative leaders calling for legislation that would block state and law enforcement from detaining and helping to deport people for civil immigration violations.

Raimondo responded to the activists in a lengthy Facebook post:

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