WATCH: Airport Protests Grow at Int’l Airports With Cries of ‘SHUT IT DOWN!’ (UPDATED)


At international airports across the country today, scores of protestors have gathered with signs and chants in direct opposition to the newest executive order on immigration by President Donald Trump.

The executive action, signed Friday afternoon, took drastic steps in curbing immigration in Muslim-majority countries; it officially suspended the entry of refugees into the United States for four months, and all Syrian refugees are barred indefinitely. The response has been swift, with large crowds beginning to gather at New York City’s JFK Airport before spreading to airports around the country.

Currently at JFK, eleven men are being detained despite landing in the United States with travel visas and green cards; the Muslim men are being held in Terminal 4 of the international airport, which is where thousands of people have gathered throughout the day. One detainee from Iraq — Hameed Khalid Darweesh, who helped the U.S. military as an Iraqi interpreter — was eventually released.

Take a look at some of social media’s images and videos at airports around the country.

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And JFK is not the only airport where crowds have gathered; liberal filmmaker Michael Moore among others has been using his wide-reaching social media feed to encourage scores of protestors to gather at their closest international airports to speak out against “this bigot.”

San Francisco International Airport – California

Washington Dulles International Airport – Virginia

O’Hare International Airport – Chicago, IL

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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