Dave Chappelle Joins Protest Against Donald Trump's Muslim Ban

Dave Chappelle speaks out against Donald Trump's Muslim immigration ban at a Dayton, Ohio rally.

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On Sunday afternoon, Dave Chappelle spoke briefly at a rally in front of Congressman Mike Turner's office and the federal court building in Dayton, Ohio.

The 43-year-old comedian, who converted to Islam in the late 1990s, addressed the crowd through a microphone, saying: “We are all here because what you [Trump] are doing does not seem right. As a matter of fact, it sucks. I support refugees, I support immigrants, and I love my friends and neighbors. Thank you.”

...and then Dave Chappelle showed up pic.twitter.com/d4jwYejaUh

— Jenna (@jennalynnb) January 29, 2017

After the speech Adam and I caught up with our friend Dave Chappelle. #welcomedayton #MuslimBan pic.twitter.com/kfnsgDNIUG

— Mohamed Al-Hamdani (@Mo_Dayton) January 29, 2017

Beautiful active people! Engage in life! New York cabbies strike against Trump's Muslim crackdown https://t.co/gdlMvDpUDC # via @HuffPostPol

— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 29, 2017

Chappelle is one of many celebrities to decry the president’s temporary travel ban. Everyone from Rihanna and John Legend to Kerry Washington and Russell Simmons have publicly condemned the executive order.

I'm a New Yorker. We are a city built by immigrants. Today is a sad day for America. 🗽 https://t.co/UkhfV6M5sv

— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) January 28, 2017

On Saturday night, a federal judge in Brooklyn granted a nationwide emergency stay that stopped the deportation of immigrants detained at U.S. airports as a result of Trump's travel ban. 

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