Thousands of protestors gathered at Philadelphia International Airport on Sunday afternoon to voice their opposition to President Trump’s executive action that bars immigrants and refugees from entering the country.
The protest began at 2 pm as about 5,000 gathered in terminal A with signs and bullhorns. The mass of people then began marching across the airport chanting things like, “No fear, no wall, sanctuary for all” and “No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here.” Protestors eventually shut down I-95 access to the airport terminals, and SEPTA suspended bus service to the airport.
This comes after two Syrian families were detained after arriving in Philadelphia due to President Trump’s travel ban. The ban targets people from seven countries, including Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia. The families were sent back to the middle east after being detained.
The protest was one of several across the country. Thousands of demonstrators came out in New York and Washington, and several smaller protests broke out in Dallas, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston and San Francisco.