Photos and eyewitness accounts from yesterday’s Birmingham Airport protest

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Protesters at the Birmingham Shuttlesworth Airport – Photo by Rupa Kitchens

Yesterday, hundreds protested President Trump’s executive order temporarily barring visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Bham Now collected comments and photos from local residents who participated in the demonstration that was organized in less than 24 hours.

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Protestors Against Trump’s Immigration Ban Gather at Shuttlesworth Airport

Hundreds of protesters met at the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport this afternoon to demonstrate opposition against President Trump’s executive orders banning people from Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Iran, Somalia or Yemen from traveling to the U.S.  for 90 days.

Gathering, Birmingham International Airport, Trump Immigration Policy
Photo courtesy of Bud Gabis

Confusion and chaos spread across U.S. airports this weekend as anxious families searched for arriving relatives, friends and business associates and protestors demonstrated against the measure.

 

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