01/26/2017 01:45 pm ET

Americans Respond To Trump's Plans For Country With #NoBanNoWall

"During the Holocaust, fear of the vulnerable killed many in my family. I refuse to let this happen again. #NoBanNoWall"

President Donald Trump signed an executive order instructing construction of a wall on the southwest border of the U.S. and another to withhold funds from sanctuary cities that would effectively make every undocumented immigrant a priority for deportation on Wednesday.

In addition to these contentious actions, he’s also preparing to issue an executive order that will restrict refugees from entering the United States and deny visas to those coming from countries the Trump administration deems high risk.

Thousands have hit the pavement and social media in protest.

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Hundreds of people attend a Wednesday evening rally at Washington Square Park in New York City in support of Muslims and immigrants and against the building of a wall along the Mexican border.

The #NoBanNoWall tag has cropped up on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and the stories that accompany each post have been incredibly powerful.

Here are some of those stories:


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