Airport Protests Against Muslim Ban Spread via Social Media
Organizing on social media under the hashtag #MuslimBan, Americans gathered at airports across the country Saturday to protest President Donald Trump’s travel ban on Muslim immigrants.
Trump signed the executive order Friday, which included a 90-day travel ban for citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen, as well as a 120-day suspension of the U.S. refugee program. The move threw lives immediately into chaos, cancelling the travel plans of approved refugees and seeing those with valid U.S. visas turned away at transit stops or removed from planes.
Responding to calls from activists on Facebook and Twitter, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) was flooded with hundreds of protesters.
Groups such as The Resistance San Francisco organised a #MuslimBan Protest at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on MeetUp. “We will not allow for discrimination against people based solely on their religion or country of origin. This is racist. This is wrong. We will stand and protest!” they wrote.
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