NY Taxi Drivers Joined Protest by JFK Route


New York City is home to a huge population of immigrants from the Middle East. If you’ve been to NYC in the past few years and hailed a cab, odds are high your driver was an immigrant from a country within the Middle East region.

Therefore, it should come as little surprise that the NYC taxi drivers supported the protests at JFK airport last night.  

The protests were sparked by President Trump’s executive order to restrict immigrants from entering the U.S. if they stem from terror-laden countries in the Middle East.

Taxi drivers protested by leaving passengers needing a ride home from JFK stranded at the airport until after 7 p.m. on Saturday.

It wasn’t just a few taxi drivers who pulled the radical move. The New York Taxi Driver Alliance decided, as a group, that it was going to ban passenger pick ups at the international airport.

The organization vowed to not show up at the always-packed airport for a whole hour in a show of “solidarity.”

It even officially tweeted “solidarity” with the protesters and the people.

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H/T: The Hill

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