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ABC The town of Garland, Texas is preparing for an influx of hundreds of protesters, who are expected to gather later this afternoon to protest an Islamic event.
The protesters are objecting to an event held by the Chicago-based Islamic organization called Sound Vision. Around 500 people are expected to attend the event called Stand with the Prophet Against Terror and Hate, according to ABC News affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas. The event is being held in a building rented from the Garland school district.
Police have been monitoring social media and expect anywhere between 100 to 1,000 people to show up, according to a spokesman for the Garland Police Department.
Alia Salem, the executive director for CAIR the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Texas, said they have asked for more police protection after threats were made on social media sites.