A panorama of the front of the Alaska Capitol shortly after 8 a.m. Monday shows several dozen people gathered to show support for refugees and immigrants. The first gathering, last week, attracted just fewer than 100 people. In an hour and a half, organizers collected 166 signatures asking Gov. Bill Walker to speak out against President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees. (Mary Catharine Martin | Juneau Empire)

A panorama of the front of the Alaska Capitol shortly after 8 a.m. Monday shows several dozen people gathered to show support for refugees and immigrants. The first gathering, last week, attracted just fewer than 100 people. In an hour and a half, organizers collected 166 signatures asking Gov. Bill Walker to speak out against President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees. (Mary Catharine Martin | Juneau Empire)

Photos: “Stand with Refugees and Immigrants” rally at the Capitol

A panorama of the front of the Alaska Capitol shortly after 8 a.m. Monday shows several dozen people gathered to show support for refugees and immigrants. The first gathering, last week, attracted just fewer than 100 people. In an hour and a half, organizers collected 166 signatures asking Gov. Bill Walker to speak out against President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees. (Mary Catharine Martin | Juneau Empire)

From left, Cathy Botelho and Judith Maier at the “Stand with Refugees and Immigrants” event Monday morning. This was the second gathering organized in front of the Alaska State Capitol, aimed both at showing support for refugees and immigrants and thanking Alaskan legislators who have spoken out against President Donald Trump’s executive order. (Mary Catharine Martin | Juneau Empire)

From left, Cathy Botelho and Judith Maier at the “Stand with Refugees and Immigrants” event Monday morning. This was the second gathering organized in front of the Alaska State Capitol, aimed both at showing support for refugees and immigrants and thanking Alaskan legislators who have spoken out against President Donald Trump’s executive order. (Mary Catharine Martin | Juneau Empire)

“Stand with Refugees and Immigrants” event organizers Jill Weitz (with red sign) and Daniel Kirkwood (orange jacket) speak with attendees prior to dispersing around 8:30 a.m. Monday. (Mary Catharine Martin | Juneau Empire)

“Stand with Refugees and Immigrants” event organizers Jill Weitz (with red sign) and Daniel Kirkwood (orange jacket) speak with attendees prior to dispersing around 8:30 a.m. Monday. (Mary Catharine Martin | Juneau Empire)

People gathered prior to work (from 7-8:30 a.m.) Monday in front of the Alaska State Capitol to support refugees and immigrants. (Mary Catharine Martin | Juneau Empire)

People gathered prior to work (from 7-8:30 a.m.) Monday in front of the Alaska State Capitol to support refugees and immigrants. (Mary Catharine Martin | Juneau Empire)

From left, Cathy Botelho and Judith Maier at the “Stand with Refugees and Immigrants” event Monday, Feb. 6. This was the second gathering organized for 7 - 8:30 a.m. Monday morning in front of the Capitol, aimed both at showing support for refugees and immigrants and thanking Alaskan legislators who have spoken out against President Donald Trump’s executive order. (Mary Catharine Martin | Capital City Weekly)

From left, Cathy Botelho and Judith Maier at the “Stand with Refugees and Immigrants” event Monday, Feb. 6. This was the second gathering organized for 7 – 8:30 a.m. Monday morning in front of the Capitol, aimed both at showing support for refugees and immigrants and thanking Alaskan legislators who have spoken out against President Donald Trump’s executive order. (Mary Catharine Martin | Capital City Weekly)

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