Hundreds rally in Fredericton to show support for Muslims

Hundreds marched in downtown Fredericton on Saturday to show their support for Muslims and refugees in the community.

Over 200 people rallied against Islamophobia and Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries, which has since been blocked by a federal judge.

Organizer Asaf Rashid tells CTV Atlantic the idea of open doors and open borders is important.

"People who need a place to go have to be able to go someplace where they feel safe," said Rashid.

New Brunswick's capital welcomed more refugees per capita in 2016 than any other Canadian city.

The rally saw one disruption, when a man with a megaphone tried to shout over the crowd, which responded by yelling back "Love trumps hate!"

With files from CTV Atlantic