Thursday afternoon, hundreds of employees at Philadelphia’s Comcast headquarters poured into the streets to protest President Trump’s temporary halt on Muslim immigration.
On-sight police estimated the crowd reached 500 to 600 demonstrators.
Spreading a message of “Tech Has No Borders” and “Immigration Innovation,” a Philadelphia Comcast site saw its employees unexpectedly flood into neighboring streets to protest Trump’s executive orders on immigration.
Lasting around 30 minutes, today’s protest was inspired by smaller Comcast staff demonstrations in California, days earlier. Comcast employee Hai Thai organized the Philly walkout with direction from his Silicon Valley colleagues.
Joining Thai was Aaron Martin-Colby, another Comcast employee in Philadelphia who helped coordinate the protest.
“This is absolutely employee-organized and initiated,” Martin-Colby said. The 35-year-old also said his bosses presented “no resistance” in the days leading up to the abrupt demonstration.
I’ve never seen any evidence Comcast customer support ever started working https://t.co/VjeAogFpK6
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) February 2, 2017
Employees of Comcast in Philadelphia are walking out in protest against trumps immigration order. pic.twitter.com/hk69WdH088
— Bianca Portillo (@BiancaAmarilis) February 2, 2017
— Lucky Tran (@luckytran) February 2, 2017
— majdoleen. (@__majdoleen) February 2, 2017
Over a thousand people have joined in the Comcast walkout outside City Hall to protest Trump’s executive orders. pic.twitter.com/dwebBKCNbg
— Billy Penn (@billy_penn) February 2, 2017
Five minutes before planned walkout and protest over Trump’s EO at Comcast and here’s what it looks like pic.twitter.com/mKZOSm2xQ7
— Anna Orso (@anna_orso) February 2, 2017
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