Demonstrators say they are speaking out against President Trump’s latest executive order placing temporary bans on entry into the U.S. of people from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Cargo City: Thousands showed up at Philadelphia Airport just before 2:00 P.M. Sunday but not to board flights, but to voice their opinion about President Trumps latest Executive Order on travel bans from seven Middle Eastern Countries.
So what really started it all? On Saturday, arriving refugees, Visa and Green card holders were detained at airports all across the country, some of which were sent back on flights to their origin of departure., but When the news broke out about two Christian Syrian families who were being detained and refused entry, demonstrators started headed for the airport in mass crowds shutting down portions of I-95 and Cargo City.
President Trumps latest executive order sparked outrage at airports all across the U.S.
The protest erupted just before 2:00 P.M. which originated inside the airport but when police arrived, they pushed demonstrators back to the baggage claim area and eventually outside the building.
By late afternoon traffic became a nightmare for all. Flights were missed, some ticket holders didn’t even make it to the front doors and were seen walking down the road with luggage.
— Jenn Diagostino (@diagostinoj) January 29, 2017
It was the second protest in two days. Protesters were demanding to be let back inside the airport and dozens of police officers were called in. Demonstrators say they are speaking out against President Trump’s latest executive order placing temporary bans on entry into the U.S. of people from seven Muslim-majority countries.
— Gillian McGoldrick (@gill_mcgoldrick) January 29, 2017
On Sunday, there was a massive police presence at the airport and although demonstrators were verbally hostile at times towards the officers, the demonstrators appear to be very warm to the police, and grateful for the job they were doing at the airport. Police say that it was mostly peaceful and no arrests had been made and only one disorderly conduct citation was given out.
— HIAS Pennsylvania (@HIASPA) January 29, 2017