Michael Moore Implores People to Protest at Their Closest Int’l Airport Against ‘This Bigot’


Michael MooreMichael Moore‘s message today could not be more clear: “[W]e need a massive showing right now.”

His tweets are in direct response to Friday afternoon’s executive order by President Donald Trump, signed at 4:42 p.m. EST, that, in part, blocked entry into the United States for citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and Libya.

The shockwaves in response have been felt nation-wide today as a result, with thousands of Americans protesting at airports with New York City’s JFK front and center of the unfolding drama. Moore is pleading with American citizens to congregate and protest at their nearest airport in direct opposition of — in his words — “this bigot.”

Moore is actively delivering news updates in real time today as well, indicating to his 3.79 millions Twitter followers to take action.

President Trump’s executive order Friday also suspended Syrian refugees from entering the United States indefinitely, and suspended all other refugees from entering the country for 120 days.

Green card holders from those seven Muslim-majority countries are also prohibited from entering, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Earlier today Hameed Khalid Darweesh, an interpreter who worked for the U.S. government in Iraq, was finally released after nearly a full day of being detained; when his lawyer asked a border agent about the next steps necessary to secure Darweesh’s release, he was reportedly told, “Call Mr. Trump.”

It appears as if the social media activism by Moore is paying off in the way the liberal filmmaker would hope.

UPDATE: 9:34 p.m. EST: A New York federal judge has issued an emergency stay applicable to those detainees who are already here in the United States. While the ACLU champions the move as a widespread victory in the case, legal experts have been quick to point out that the stay is temporary and further action from the President can be taken.

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