Protests broke out Saturday at airports across the country in response to President Donald Trump’s executive action barring travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations — a move taken to prevent Islamic extremists from entering the U.S.
And while the order was short lived — a federal judge granted an emergency stay in favor of a habeas corpus petition filed by the American Civil Liberties Union — the story got major play on cable news outlets throughout the day.
Massive protests at airports across US after Trump's immigrant banhttps://t.co/qVrHF0MWrW
— Carolyn Bongiorno 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 (@caroaber) January 29, 2017
NYPD now preventing people from accessing the train from subway to #JFKTerminal4 pic.twitter.com/4anAdlpNzw
— josh guild (@jbguild) January 28, 2017
Protesters began to gather at New York City’s JFK Airport when people with visas and green cards were detained there as a result of the order — this led to other protests popping up around the country.
Thousands pack SeaTac Airport in protest of Trump's ban on Muslim immigration. pic.twitter.com/Y8fkMWQWsX
— Alex Garland (@AGarlandPhoto) January 29, 2017
Tonight's protest against Trump's immigrant and refugee ban at Chicago's O'Hare Airport. pic.twitter.com/dtp1nwX3VT
— Jacobin (@jacobinmag) January 29, 2017
The protesters denouncing Trump were far more critical than one man directly affected by the order. Hameed Darweesh, who worked as a translator for the U.S. Army in Iraq, was detained Friday at JFK Airport.
Iraqi translator detained at airport stuns reporters
with his surprising answer about President Trump
After being released on Saturday, Darweesh was asked by a reporter what he had to say to Trump. He replied, “I like him.”
WATCH: The crowd at Saturday's Logan Airport protest of Donald Trump's immigration edict. https://t.co/dRtLkqnxoO pic.twitter.com/6LsXcvF9Tm
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) January 29, 2017
Latest look at the protest at DFW Airport. pic.twitter.com/nyQlQJX3nq
— Allison Harris (@allison__news) January 29, 2017
Additional photos of the day’s protests from social media can be seen below. The liberal, open border slant is hard to miss:
Protests have erupted at airports across the US tonight in a show of solidarity after President Trump's refugee ban https://t.co/5l9VcisCs2 pic.twitter.com/iM3dVmtKlY
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) January 29, 2017
Another weekend, another round of massive, nationwide protests against Donald Trump.https://t.co/3xZlFMHwaX
— Ali Gharib (@Ali_Gharib) January 29, 2017
Massive protests at airports across the US as Trump enacts de facto #MuslimBan through Executive Orders. More of this please pic.twitter.com/hEVMxWk892
— Evan Greer (@evan_greer) January 29, 2017
Mass protests against Trump's immigration order are being organized at airports across the US https://t.co/chTZc4ePue pic.twitter.com/eDq5Z350nz
— Iroyin Elétíọfe (@Eletiofe) January 29, 2017
Hundreds of thousands of people gather at airports across the US to protest immigration policy announced by Prez Donald Trump (Image: AFP) pic.twitter.com/NORNSHrscg
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) January 29, 2017
PHOTOS: Trump's immigration orders spur protests, demonstrations at airports across US https://t.co/B9oYw29jBM pic.twitter.com/DDXLU08CdQ
— The Oklahoman (@TheOklahoman_) January 29, 2017
Trump Travel Restrictions Prompt Protests at Airports Across US https://t.co/I2yAAUzZpD pic.twitter.com/s8UsMSQHId
— Phil Lee (@thephilishere) January 29, 2017
If you were wondering, yes there is a protest at the Reno Tahoe International Airport, they are singing pic.twitter.com/hKv4BDiisy
— Ingrid Burrington (@lifewinning) January 29, 2017
Crowd getting so big that @Dulles_Airport officials keep expanding protest zone. #RefugeesWelcome #NoBanNoWall pic.twitter.com/CVUz6Jv4xT
— Noah (@noahgo) January 28, 2017
At SFO airport right now in protest of #MuslimBan. pic.twitter.com/dqY2fIkExb
— Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn (@yukvon) January 28, 2017
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