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Temperatures climbing high into the 90s forced organizers to convert a midday march into an evening rally on the National Mall. But the rallying point remained the same: condemn terrorism, hate and violence.

The rally was scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, The Associated Press reported, and organizers had initially planned the rally earlier in the day, but changed the time because of the oppressive heat.

Some people in the small crowd carried signs that read "Muslims Against ISIS" and "No Racism, No Hate." Attendees said the atrocious attacks of global terrorism have given Americans the wrong impression of Islam and it was important to speak out.


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