At SFO, Hundreds Gather To Protest Trump’s Immigration Order

At SFO, Hundreds Gather To Protest Trump’s Immigration Order

01.30.17
If you're going to protest, these tips will help. Photo by Roma Edwards for Youth Radio
01.30.17

Hundreds of demonstrators crowded into San Francisco International Airport (SFO) this weekend to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, which banned refugees and people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S.

Signs and protesters blocked escalators at the #sfoprotest on Sunday (see image above). “Our Intention is not to screw over individual passengers,” said demonstrator Evan Minto, 26. “Our goal is to shut down the airport.”

“We’re trying to get our voices heard,” said Ali Hussain, 16. “People from all different cultures are supporting us,” said Yousif Saeed, 16.

Mariza Halim & Charlene Solis, both 24. hold a protest sign at SFO on Sunday night. “I’m here because of love, to support my brothers and sisters,” Mariza Halim, “to fight for what’s right.”

A Terminal kiosk at SFO was plastered with signs on Sunday night. Nearby, supporters left piles of cookies, bananas, crackers for protesters who were planning to stay the night.

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