Community leaders came together on Saturday to denounce President Donald Trump’s plan to ban transgender people from serving in the military.

During the protest, advocates from El Paso’s LGBT community marched from the federal courthouse to San Jacinto Plaza while holding signs and yelling “trans lives matter.”

The protest came just a few days after Trump announced plans to kick transgender service members out of the military.

As NewsChannel 9 previously reported, Trump said “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.”

Trump’s announcement caused several protests across the country including Saturday’s in El Paso.

However, when asked, Fort Bliss officials told NewsChannel 9 they have not received any order or direction from the Department of Defense regarding transgender personnel.

Chyna Fierro, a transgender woman, said she felt betrayed by Trump because he previously stated that he was an advocate for transgender rights.

She told NewsChannel 9 that she strongly disagreed with Trump’s proposed ban and supports transgender people serving in the military.

“Of course (they can serve),” Fierro said. “Anyone who is willing to die for their country can serve.”

She added, “It doesn’t matter if they’re transgender. If you want to do it, why not?”

Also at Saturday’s protest was Navy veteran Lloyd Lacygy.

He told NewsChannel 9 he doesn’t care if someone serving in the military is transgender.

Lacygy said, “It doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, Latino, Native American, Muslim, LGBT or whatever. What matters is that you’re there defending your country, constitution and the men and women that in that foxhole with you.”

About 50 people showed up to Saturday’s protest including County Judge Veronica Escobar.