Actress Jodie Foster spoke up against US President Donald Trump at United Talent Agencys (UTA) rally outside its Beverly Hills office.
According to the Beverly Hills Police Department, more than 1,500 people gathered in the plaza to protest the Trump administration's policies, including recent travel restrictions on Muslim-majority countries.
The agency cancelled its annual Academy Awards party in protest of the ban. "This is exactly the way to celebrate our industry and our commitment to humanity on and off screen. I don't do this very often, but this year is a different year. As the very dead Frederick Douglass once said, 'any time is a good time for illumination'. It's time to resist and demand answers, to tell our elected officials to do their job. We will not tolerate chaos and ineptitude and war-mongering," Foster added.