Two noon rallies are planned in the cities of Temecula and Riverside as part of a nationwide set of demonstrations against President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, which allows him to shift funding away from Congress-approved national security initiatives and toward completion of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The president made the declaration Friday during a news conference in the White House Rose Garden after threatening to do so for weeks to stop “an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs.”

Monday’s demonstrations, spearheaded by, include 260 gatherings of activists in 47 states “to protest Donald Trump’s illegal fake emergency and his racist border wall,” organizers said, and link the events to the Presidents Day national holiday.

Riverside demonstrators will meet at Low Park at 7101 Magnolia Ave. at the intersections of Arlington, Magnolia, and Palm Avenues, while the Temecula Rise and Resist Rally will be held at the Temecula Duck Pond at 28250 Ynez Road.

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