Bruce Springsteen speaks out against President Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' during concert

'Tonight, we want to add our voices to the thousands of Americans who are protesting at airports'

Jack Shepherd
Monday 30 January 2017 16:43
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President Donald Trump’s recent executive order forbidding members of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the US has been heavily protested by many around the world.

While performing in Adelaide, Australia, Bruce Springsteen added his voice to those speaking out against the recently inaugurated President’s latest controversial decision.

“Tonight, we want to add our voices to the thousands of Americans who are protesting at airports around our country the Muslim ban and the detention of foreign nationals and refugees,” Springsteen said.

“America is a nation of immigrants and we find this anti-democratic and fundamentally un-American. This is an immigrant song, ‘American Land.’”

Springsteen then unleashed a rousing rendition of the Wrecking Ball track, itself inspired by a poem by immigrant steelworker Andrew Kovaly titled 'He Lies in the American Land.’

Before Barack Obama left the White House, the Boss decided to perform a more low-key concert, playing to Obama and his staff. According to reports, just 250 people were in attendance.

Meanwhile, other celebrities have been decrying Trump’s so-called Muslim ban, including Emma Stone, Ashton Kutcher and Dev Patel at the SAG Awards ceremony.

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