With banners and chants proclaiming "build a wall... we'll tear it down", "let them in", "hey, hey, JFK, no more fascists USA", and "refugees in, racists out", hundreds of protestors are assembled at JFK airport (and Chicago O'Hare) following President Trump's 'Muslim' ban.
The view from above. JFK Terminal 4 Arrivals. pic.twitter.com/bUMh6HZQOH— Melissa Gira Grant (@melissagira) January 28, 2017
With chants of "No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here," protesters gathered at John F. Kennedy Airport where 12 refugees were detained Saturday under President Donald Trump's executive order to ban refugees from entering the United States for four months.
More than 300 demonstrators held homemade signs that read "No ban, no wall" and "Refugees welcome" in front of Terminal 4's international arrivals area. One sign called for President Trump's impeachment and the deportation of the first lady.
"We're here to tell Trump that we are not going anywhere," said lawyer and refugee advocate Jacki Esposito, who helped organize the protest. "Today is the beginning of a long opposition from us, and our neighbors all over the country."
The crowds are growing.
This is JFK airport right now pic.twitter.com/N6SEiJXg8f— Roxanne Emadi (@roxanneemadi) January 28, 2017
Additionally, the NYC Taxi Workers just called for a work stoppage, starting at 6 pm. No pick ups or drop offs to JFK.
From 6 to 7 p.m., drivers are not picking up passengers at Terminal 4.
"As an organization whose membership is largely Muslim, a workforce that's almost universally immigrant, and a working-class movement that is rooted in the defense of the oppressed, we say no to this inhumane and unconstitutional ban," the NYTWA said in a statement. There are approximately 19,000 drivers in the union including yellow cab drivers, green car and black car drivers. The union also represents Uber and Lyft drivers.
The protests will be coming to other airports...
Protest #MuslimBan: JFK: 6pm— Udi Ofer (@UdiACLU) January 28, 2017
PHL: Sunday 2pm
Protest growing so much that JFK parking garage is packed with protesters pic.twitter.com/r4zYZ9zmcm— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) January 28, 2017
Additional protestors coming into protest as they all chant "let them in" pic.twitter.com/zP34zsxudZ— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) January 28, 2017
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