Photos by Ashton Pittman
Residents of Hattiesburg poured in to Shoemaker Square on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi on January 30th to protest against President Trump’s ban on immigrants and refugees that targets Muslims particularly. Around 200 Hattiesburg residents as well as Southern Miss students and faculty members showed up holding candles, carrying signs of support for stranded immigrants and refugees, chanting, and singing. Speakers included Rev. Brad Corban of Court Street United Methodist Church and Wisam Beauti, head of the Southern Miss Muslim Student Association.