SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ About 100 people rallied outside the Utah Jazz playoff game Thursday, chanting for Texas to release the children taken into state custody from a polygamist sect.

Signs read "Free the Children" and "Got Constitution?" and people attending the rally chanted "Shame on Texas Free those kids!" as fans walked by on their way to the Jazz game against the Houston Rockets.

Some drivers honked and the protesters say the reactions were mostly positive, other than a few obscene gestures and jeers.

One woman held a sign that said "Prejudice Hurts Kids." She said she was alarmed at the way Texas took the children from their parents.

The Yearning For Zion Ranch in Eldorado, Texas, was raided April 3.

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