JFK airport protest over Trump's refugee ban

JFK airport protest over Trump's refugee ban

New York (Staff Report): Protests erupted at many airports across the U.S. as President Trump's 120-day ban on refugees entering the country implemented.

Scores of New Yorkers went to John F. Kennedy airport Saturday evening to demonstrate protest against President Trump’s new executive order, sending refugees back and other visitors from mainly seven Muslim countries.

The activists like filmmaker Michael Moore called people out for impulsive demonstration through social media “Everybody in NYC area, head to JFK Terminal 4 NOW.”

Protesters chanted "No ban, no wall, sanctuary for all." outside of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. "no hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here!" while gathering outside the airport's Terminal Four arrivals section.

It appeared that more than 2,000 had heeded the call to protest to the dismay of airport security struggling to keep the terminal clear for travelers.

The protests came in response to valid visa holders from Arab countries being blocked on Saturday from passing through customs at US airports, while others were prevented from boarding US-bound planes.