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
— 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.
After being released on Saturday, Darweesh was asked by a reporter what he had to say to Trump. He replied, “I like him.”
— 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:
— 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
— Evan Greer (@evan_greer) January 29, 2017
— 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
— The Oklahoman (@TheOklahoman_) January 29, 2017
— 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
— Noah (@noahgo) January 28, 2017
— Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn (@yukvon) January 28, 2017
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