Protests erupted across the nation at airports January 28 following the implementation of President Donald Trump‘s executive orders, which restricts travel from refugees of seven Muslim-based countries.
Hundreds of travelers were detained at airports, The New York Times reported. Those who hold green cards were also being stopped in foreign airports, The Times article said.
One of the biggest gatherings of protesters is at JFK airport in Queens, New York.
Thousands are flocking to the airport and the streets surrounding it to voice their displeasure with the newly-implemented executive orders. Chants of “let them in” could be heard on the streets by the protesters, many carrying signs with anti-Trump messages.
The New York Taxi Workers Alliance called for a temporary ban on pick-ups at the area because of Trump’s ban on the refugees from the seven Muslim-based countries, The Verge reported.
Here’s another live stream of the protests at JFK airport:
JFK was just one of the many airports across the country that saw people protesting the executive orders January 28. People in Chicago, Denver, Portland and many other cities across the U.S. took to the airports to voice their displeasure with the orders and the effects they have on refugees and travel to and from the seven countries.