Copley Station to close amid plans for protest in square

BOSTON — Copley station will be closed starting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning for safety reasons, the MBTA announced.

Passengers on the Green Line will be asked to use Arlington and Hynes stations for access to the square, where a rally is planned against an immigration ban enacted by President Donald Trump Friday.

The MBTA said extra personnel will be on hand to provide extra assistance and they're asking riders to seek alternate routes.

Extra trolleys are also being added to the Green Line for the day.

Protests erupted at airports across the country Saturday as reports surfaced of U.S. citizens and legal visa holders being denied admittance to the country.

At least one Harvard professor from Iran, an MIT researched and many students at several local universities have been prevented to traveling to the United States.

Mayor Marty Walsh and Senator Elizabeth Warren turned out to the protest at Boston Logan Airport Saturday night to encourage people to attend a rally planned for 1 p.m. at Copley Square Sunday.

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