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Standing Up And Breaking Fast: Taking Ramadan Dinner Into The Streets

Iftars are the meals eaten after sunset to break the daily Ramadan fast. Activist Linda Sarsour says Ramadan is a time to be unapologetically Muslim and fight for justice.
Members of MPower Change and allies stand in solidarity for refugee rights on the steps of the Supreme Court before breaking fast. Source: Courtesy of MPower Change

Most of the time, iftars are family gatherings, held in homes or mosques during the holy month of Ramadan as people sit down to break the daily fast.

But for the second year in a row, an online Muslim organization MPower Change is taking iftar out of the home and into the streets.

So far this year, they've staged protests on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, and in front of an Immigrationsin New York City. They've had other gatherings in Tempe, Ariz., San Francisco and Houston.

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