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Protesters assemble at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 after earlier in the day two Iraqi refugees were detained while trying to enter the country. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Protesters swarmed US airports to boycott Trump's immigration ban


UPDATE Jan. 29 9:53 a.m.:

A couple had pizzas delivered to protesters at Dulles International Airport in Virginia since they couldn't attend themselves, BuzzFeed News reports

The protesters promptly turned the pizza boxes into signs.

The pizza itself did not last long. 

But the boxes weren't wasted.


Thousands of protesters across the continental U.S. have gathered in airports in defiance of President Trump's immigration ban, which prohibits refugees from certain Muslim nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days, and suspends the Syrian refugee program indefinitely, the New York Times reported.

On Saturday, Trump broke his silence on the matter while signing three other executive orders in the Oval Office. "You see it in the airports, you see it all over. It's working out very nicely," Trump said referring to the success of his so-called 'extreme vetting program.'

According to the ACLU, protesters in nearly a dozen major airports spoke out against Trump's immigration ban, spreading to New York, Chicago, Seattle, Denver, Los Angeles, among others.

Some protests are scheduled for Saturday night, too.

Protesters gathered at San Francisco International Airport.

Signs read "No Muslim ban. No wall."

Groups held an "emergency solidarity rally" in Chicago.

The largest protest rattled JFK in the Big Apple.

Police blocked AirTrain.

And that got the attention of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

"T4 is the most diverse international terminal at the airport."

At least a dozen refugees were detained at JFK on Saturday.

New York mayor Bill de Blasio weighed in, too.

At Boston, Sen. Elizabeth Warren made a cameo appearance. 

Protesters stormed Terminal E.

Protests occurred a few miles away from Trump, too.

"No hate, no fear."

"You can crash at my crib," read a newborn's sign.

Here's a look at protests in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from KOMO News.

Our partner at WJLA captured one family's emotional reunion at Dulles International Airport.

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