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Hundreds of New Yorker’ gathered outside Trump Tower Thursday night to celebrate an interfaith iftar meal.

Organized by the New York State Immigrant Action Fund and Muslim advocacy group MPower Change, the event brought together Muslims and people of diverse faiths in peaceful protest against the Trump administration.

During the holy month of Ramadan, which started on May 26, many Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and engage in spiritual and community activities. Those observing Ramadan typically break their fast with an evening meal called an iftar, surrounded by friends and family.

“In the spirit of Ramadan and following the tradition of Muslim communities around the world, we came together tonight as New Yorkers to break bread and build community with people from all faiths and backgrounds, “ said Mohammad Khan, Campaign Director of MPower Change, in a statement.

Partaking in a delicious iftar in the street in front of Trump Tower. Up yours, POTUS.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently declined a request to host an iftar at the White House to mark Ramadan, breaking with a bipartisan tradition that’s been in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years.

Anu Joshi, deputy director of the New York State Immigrant Action Fund, said Thursday’s iftar aimed to demonstrate that “New Yorkers of all stripes and faiths… reject President Trump’s many attempts to sow fear and division among our communities.”

“We stand resolute in our opposition to the policies, rhetoric, and actions by this Administration that seek to vilify and otherize the Muslim community, whether in the United States or abroad,” he said in a statement.

Demonstrators pray during an Iftar outside of Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Thursday, June 1, 2017. The Justice Department vowed to challenge an appeals court ruling that slammed a travel ban against six Muslim majority nations as being "steeped in animus," putting President Donald Trump on track for his first Supreme Court showdown. Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Demonstrators pray during an Iftar outside of Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Thursday, June 1, 2017. The Justice Department vowed to challenge an appeals court ruling that slammed a travel ban against six Muslim majority nations as being “steeped in animus,” putting President Donald Trump on track for his first Supreme Court showdown. Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Hundreds of Muslims and allies prayed and ate together during an iftar outside Trump Tower on June 1, 2017.

The event was organized by M Power Change, a social justice organization, and the New York State Immigrant Action Fund.

As they would at a mosque, participants removed their shoes before joining prayers.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01 : Detail at M Power Change social organization and the New York State Immigrant Action Fund to bring New York Muslim communities together for an Iftar at Trump Tower during Ramadan on June 01,2017 in New York. (Photo by Joana Toro/VIEWpress/Corbis via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 01 : Detail at M Power Change social organization and the New York State Immigrant Action Fund to bring New York Muslim communities together for an Iftar at Trump Tower during Ramadan on June 01,2017 in New York. (Photo by Joana Toro/VIEWpress/Corbis via Getty Images)

Linda Sarsour, a co-organizer of the National Women’s March and one of TIME Magazines 100 Most Influential People, spoke at the event.

“We as Muslim Americans are here to stay. This country was founded and built on the backs of Muslims and black people,” Sarsour told the crowd. “Islam is not a foreign entity to this United States.”

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01 : Linda Sarsour, co-organizer of the National Womens March and one of TIME Magazines 100 Most Influential People is in the event of M Power Change social organization and the New York State Immigrant Action Fund bring New York Muslim communities together for an Iftar at Trump Tower during Ramadan on June 01,2017 in New York. (Photo by Joana Toro/VIEWpress/Corbis via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 01 : Linda Sarsour, co-organizer of the National Womens March and one of TIME Magazines 100 Most Influential People is in the event of M Power Change social organization and the New York State Immigrant Action Fund bring New York Muslim communities together for an Iftar at Trump Tower during Ramadan on June 01,2017 in New York. (Photo by Joana Toro/VIEWpress/Corbis via Getty Images)

During the holy month of Ramadan, many Muslims around the world fast from sunrise to sunset as an act of religious devotion.

During the event, which took place on Fifth Avenue — one of the busiest streets in New York City — Muslims and allies prayed together, awaiting sunset when they would break their fast.

The Muslim community in New York make a demonstration near Trump Tower in Manhattan, United States on June 1, 2017, during a Iftar dinner. (Photo by Carlos Martinez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Muslim community in New York make a demonstration near Trump Tower in Manhattan, United States on June 1, 2017, during a Iftar dinner. (Photo by Carlos Martinez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

As the sun went down, large trays of food came out and participants helped themselves to a feast.

Adults and families were present in the crowd, sharing an iftar meal on the sixth night of Ramadan.

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