Seth Rogen Spreads Word of LA #Muslimban Protest Today

Protest march is Saturday 1-5 at Federal Immigration Office in Downtown Los Angeles

Last Updated: January 28, 2017 @ 3:32 PM

Seth Rogen took to Twitter Saturday morning to announce a demonstration in downtown L.A. to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries and a temporary ban on entry of any citizen of those countries even if they have a valid visa.

Protesters are asked to join outside the Los Angeles federal immigration office at 300 N. Los Angeles St. from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The protest organizers call the executive order “a violation of American principles, completely unnecessary and antithetical to our political and economic goals.”

After the president signed the order Friday, Rogen took to social media and retweeted photos of people fleeing a war in Nazi-occupied Europe in 1939, who were turned away at the U.S. border and died in Auschwitz.

The Motion Picture Academy on Saturday issued a statement calling Trump’s action “extremely troubling” and noted that “Asghar Farhadi, the director of the Oscar-winning film from Iran ‘A Separation,’ along with the cast and crew of this year’s Oscar-nominated film ‘The Salesman,’ could be barred from entering the country because of their religion or country of origin.”