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Seattle City Councilwoman and socialist activist Kshama Sawant speaks to the more than 1,000 people gathered at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, to protest President Donald Trump's order that restricts immigration to the U.S., Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Seattle. (Genna Martin/seattlepi.com via AP)

Keeping up opposition to President Trump’s executive order to temporarily ban travel from seven countries featuring Muslim-majority populations, protests continued to spread on Sunday throughout the U.S., including at Lafayette Park by the White House.

The protest outside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue kicked off around noon, with the area reportedly filled by 1:30 p.m., which included chants of “Fire Bannon,” aimed at White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon. Bannon is believed to have been instrumental in the crafting of the executive order.

Protests also carried on nationwide, including at Battery Park in New York City, which Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. are set to attend, and at Copley Square in Boston. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Ed Markey, D-Mass., also announced that they would attend that protest, which Markey said was expected to attract 20,000 protesters.

The protests are a continuation of those that took place on Saturday at John F. Kennedy airport in New York and Dulles airport in Northern Virginia after the executive order was signed by Trump, which saw over 100 travelers detained nationwide.

Kochs: Trump travel ban the 'wrong approach,' 'counterproductive'

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The network headed by top conservative donors Charles and David Koch came out against President Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven countries which feature Muslim-laden populations.

Brian Hooks, the co-chairman of the Seminar Network and president of the Charles Koch Foundation, said in a statement Sunday that the move is the “wrong approach” to the issue and will “likely be counterproductive.”

“We believe it is possible to keep Americans safe without excluding people who wish to come here to contribute and pursue a better life for their families,” Hooks said in a statement. “The travel ban is wrong approach and will likely be counterproductive.

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