Like the Common last week, Copley Square this afternoon was a sea of people, protesting President Trump's attempt to shut the US to refugees and people with visas and green cards from seven mainly Muslim countries.
"We stand with Muslims in Boston," and against "the betrayal of American values," Mayor Marty Walsh told the rally, organized by the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations.
"We will protect you," he told Muslims in the crowd - not just in the halls of City Hall itself, but with "the sacred document this country was founded on, called the United States Constitution!"
The rally also featured senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey.
"Little girls who flee murderers are not threats to the United States" - any more than the doctors and students who come here and the Iraqi translators who put their lives on the line for American troops, Warren said.
The crowd went wild when Warren praised the lawyers in general, and the ACLU in particular, for dropping everything yesterday to rush to airports to battle what she called an unconstitutional imposition of a religion test.
"They are doing God's work fighting for justice," she said, adding "we will not stop fighting until this executive order is tossed in the dustbin of history. We will not let Donald Trump chip away at the very heart of our democracy. ... We will not turn our backs on refugees and immigrants."
"We will stand for Massachusetts values, we will stand for American values, we will stand for human values," Markey said. Recalling what the poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty says, he thundered, "Today, Lady Liberty is weeping at Donald Trump's executive order."
"This is a Muslim ban, no matter what alternative facts Donald Trump tries to peddle," he said. And "it is propaganda for ISIS; it is a recruiting gift for terrorist groups ... President Trum, I say: Rip up this ban."
Conspicuous in his absence, again, was Gov. Charlie Baker. "Where's Charlie Baker?" the crowd chanted.
In addition to elected officials, an imam, a minister and a rabbi also spoke and called for the fight to continue against the ban.
Trump wasn't the only Washington official to get scorned:
Two alternatives for dealing with Trump:
Jewish members of the crowd had particular messages:
Among those attending: Boston Police Commissioner William Evans (photo by Kris H.):
Also in attendance: Some of the Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (photo by Deborah Elizabeth Finn):
Oh, yeah, Tom Brady is friends with Trump (photo by Sarah Connors):
At the end of the formal remarks, Muslims in the crowd went to the Boylston Street side of Trinity Church for prayers:
Rev. Laura Everett's speech.