Following the travel ban of Muslims immigrants from certain countries in the US, massive protest broke out across the country organised through social media. The protesters have gathered at several airports in the United States today on Saturday. This is the massive protest organized on Social media under the hashtag #MuslimBan and Americans were protesting against Donald Trump’s travel ban on Muslims.
On Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that imposed 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. This created a chaos in the country, Muslims with valid US visas were being banned from entering the plane or turned away at transit shops and the approved refugees were forces to call of their travel plan.
Thousands of Americans gathered at the New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) responding to the social call on Facebook and Twitter.
The Resistance San Francisco group organised a #MuslimBan Protest at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) with hundreds of protesters joined the meetup against Muslim Ban. “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 in social media.
Massive crowd of SFO protestors now inside the airport. Steady stream of new protestors still arriving, too. pic.twitter.com/JCyeCZohS1
— Parker Higgins (@xor) January 29, 2017
— Andrew Pope (@popeand) January 29, 2017
At Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia, crowds cheered families as they disembarked. Demonstrators at Logan International Airport in Boston held up signs that said “Muslims Welcome Here.” Protests have been organised across the country against the Muslim ban and have extended their support for Muslims as well.
The scene at Cadman right now pic.twitter.com/Oo17C2wAxn
— Louise Matsakis (@lmatsakis) January 29, 2017
People also gathered with placards at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, while at Los Angeles International Airport, crowds sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Federal, state and city lawmakers headed to many of these airports to try to intervene on behalf of anyone who had been detained unlawfully.
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