The reasons for protesting never seem to end, so we now have a “Day Without Immigrants.”
Thursday will mark the day many restaurants close their doors to show disdain for President Trump’s temporary travel ban, which is no longer in effect due to a federal court’s restraining order.
The movement was initiated on social media and will involve restaurants and businesses across the country in major cities like New York, Washington D.C., Houston, Philadelphia, and a host of others looking to get in on the action.
One of the posters on the event’s social media page reads, “Mister President, without us and without our input, this country will stand still,” and was the inspiration for the “Day Without Immigrants.”
A charter school in Washington D.C. will even be closed and public schools may do “walkouts” in support of the protest.
According to The Hill, celebrity chef Jose Andres, an immigrant from Spain who bailed on a signed contract he had to open a restaurant at Trump’s Washington D.C. hotel and is now involved in litigation over the move, tweeted that he might close some of his restaurants to show support for the protest.
The Washingtonian has compiled a list of 60 local restaurants and chains in the D.C. area that will be closed on Thursday.
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) February 16, 2017
— Jason DeRusha (@DeRushaJ) February 16, 2017
H/T: The Hill
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