Here Are All The #NoBanNoWall Protests Happening In L.A. This Weekend
Protesters at JFK Airport in NYC on Saturday. (Gothamist)
Were you one of the over half-a-million people that came out to downtown L.A. on January 21 (or one of the 3.5 million that came out globally) to protest for equality and social justice? There's more work to be done.
On Friday, Donald Trump "signed an executive order barring immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen) for 90 days. This order also barred the entry of refugees for 120 days, and indefinitely barred the entry of refugees from Syria." By Friday night refugees were being detained at airports after landing, others planning to fly to the U.S. were not allowed on flights.
Here is a list of some of the protests going on in the area this weekend fighting this order.
MuslimBan Protest at ICE: Saturday Afternoon
Protesters have already begun gathering at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles (where the Los Angeles branch of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is located) to voice opposition to the administration's Muslim ban.
"President Trump issued temporary bans on entry to the U.S. for all refugees (people fleeing a war) and people from seven Muslim-majority countries," notes the event's Facebook page. "It's a violation of American principles, completely unnecessary and antithetical to our political and economic goals. Join me outside the Los Angeles federal immigration office to let them know you're against this ban."
LAX Protest: Muslim Ban: Saturday Evening
It's already going on at JFK in New York City, and Dulles International in D.C., but starting tonight at 5:00 p.m., the SEIU will be protesting Trump's refugee and Muslim immigrant freeze at LAX.
"Travelers from Muslim countries at LAX and across the country are being detained or turned back - INCLUDING green card holders who are permanent residents," the event's Facebook page reads. "Join us at 5 PM at the International Terminal (Departures Level) at LAX to protest the blatantly unconstitutional (and horrifically unethical) executive order by President Trump."
According to City News Service, "Los Angeles-area lawmakers Jimmy Gomez, Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Cristina Garcia and Miguel Santiago are expected to attend the event, which is being organized by the Service Employees International Union and other local labor and community groups."
Protest Against Muslim Ban At LAX: Sunday Afternoon
Want more LAX protests? Sunday, beginning at 1:00 p.m., activists will be gathering at the airport for a second round of protests.
Lawyers are stationed at airports across U.S. If you know someone entering country, tell them not to sign anything before talking to lawyer— ACLU (@ACLU) January 28, 2017
"Trump's Muslim ban is un-American, terrifying, and baseless," the group's organizers wrote on the event's Facebook page. "We're taking a stand against at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX tomorrow at 1 PM. Join us!"
Nearly 5,000 people are already marked as "Interested" or "Going" to the event.
We're only a week into the Trump administration, people. Hold on to your hats, it's going to be a wild four years.