Protesters descended upon the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York Saturday, following the detainment of two Iraqi visa-holders as a result of Trump’s executive order.
A massive crowd has gathered outside of JFK Airport’s Terminal 4 to protest President Trump’s executive order signed on Friday, which bans refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days and those coming from Syria indefinitely.
Citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries are banned from entering the U.S. for 90 days.
NBC News reports that the protest began around 11 a.m. as the crowd chanted, “No hate, no fear. Immigrants are welcomed here!” and held up signs that read, “No ban, no wall,” “Refugees welcome,” “Legal Visas = Let Them In,” and “Let my friends in.”
One woman even held up a sign calling for Trump to be impeached and the first lady to be deported.
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What started out as a handful of protesters quickly amassed many more as word spread on social media. Black Lives Matter even set up a Facebook event page recruiting people to join the protest.
A report claims the New York Taxi Workers Alliance joined the protest and tweeted out, “Today, drivers are joining the protest at JFK Airport in support of all those who are currently being detained #NoBanNoWall.”
— Katie Cummings (@KatieCNews12) January 28, 2017
The American Federation of Teachers union told reporters that another demonstration is set to take place at 6 p.m. at Terminal 4.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo chimed in on Twitter to remind people that America is a “nation of bridges,” not a divider.
We are a nation of bridges, not walls. This is not who we are. And not who we should be. pic.twitter.com/ipfjkJtDOk
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 28, 2017
— Raveen Aujmaya (@raveenaujmaya) January 28, 2017
— Daniel Altschuler (@altochulo) January 28, 2017
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