Soon after President Donald Trump announced his executive orders barring Muslims from seven countries, hundreds of travelers were stuck in limbo at airports across the U.S.
In response, thousands of protesters marched to airports across the country on Sunday, carrying signs proclaiming “Refugees Welcome” and “No Ban, No Wall.”
Around 100 incoming travelers were held at airports on Friday and Saturday but many of them were released after a New York federal judge placed a temporary stay on the order and ruled that all detained should be released. However, by Sunday, many travelers still remained in custody with border agents refusing to follow the court’s order.
The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport witnessed violence after riot police slammed into a wall of protesters, used mace on them and arrested some of them.
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, also joined the protests within sight of the Statue of Liberty and wrote on Twitter:
“We will keep standing up for a country that matches our values and ideals for all.”
To see the demonstrations, watch the video above.
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