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Somerville rally marks 30 years as sanctuary city

Somerville has been a sanctuary city since 1987.
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    About a thousand people came out to Somerville High School at 10 on a 25 degree morni|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Somerville resident Bambi Best shows her views in her sign.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    The "tragedy" of Bowling Green wasn't far from peoples minds.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Dimitri Barnette (10) of Somerville bangs on the giant drum provided by Parts And Cra|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Somerville resident Christine Metzler and her sign.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    The plaza in front of Somerville High School was filled with supporters of Somerville|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Somerville resident William Bevan and his sign.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    The plaza in front of Somerville High School was filled with supporters of Somerville|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    The plaza in front of Somerville High School was filled with supporters of Somerville|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    The plaza in front of Somerville High School was filled with supporters of Somerville|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Messages of unity in Somerville were abound.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    A number of signs in the crowd showed support for Somerville's mayor Joe Curtatone

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    Somerville residents Ruth Moskowitz and Alice Grossman show their support for the ral|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Selah Bridge listens to the Second Line Marching Band as they kicked off the ceremony|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    ormer Somerville Mayor and current US Representative for the 7th District of Massachu|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Rally volunteers Nadia Dixon, Amanda Ferry, and Jon Kiparsky with a thank you card fo|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Messages of unity in Somerville were abound.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Massachusetts State Representatives Denise Provost, Micke Connolly, and Christine Bar|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    The Black Lives Matter banner hanging from Somerville City Hall was in view and menti|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    A Somerville family with their range of messages.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Somerville mayor Joe Curtatone addresses the crowd.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    The plaza in front of Somerville High School was filled with supporters of Somerville|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Somerville resident Haley Adams and her friend Bae brave the frigid morning to spread|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Somerville children enthusiastically participate in the rally.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Veronica Rovles ends the official proceedings with a performance with her Mariachi pl|Derek Kouyoumjian

Following President Trump's executive order that threatened to take away federal funding from sanctuary cities, Somerville rallied to support the 30th anniversary of its status as asanctuary city Saturday morning.

Immigrant youths, business owners and other members of the community were encouraged to come out to the event byorganizers to show support for this status.

Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Congressman Michael Capuano, both Democrats, and other local politicians were also at the event.

 

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