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Hundreds of bodegas closed across NYC in protest of Trump's immigration ban

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Hundreds of bodegas closed across NYC in protest of Trump's immigration ban

UPDATE |  Yemeni-American bodega owners have reopened their stores after rallying at Brooklyn's Borough Hall. We spoke to voices from the strike.

In response to Donald Trump's travel ban, the Yemeni American community in New York has called for a protest by shutting down up to 1,000 bodegas owned by Yemeni grocery store owners. The ban starts on February 2, 2017, from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Yemen was one of the seven countries listed in Donald Trump's executive order, which many have labeled as an "immigration ban" or "Muslim ban."  Although the president has denied the term "Muslim ban," protests have erupted all over America at airports like JFK International, Dallas-Fort Worth International, and Dulles International. 

Hundreds of bodegas closed across NYC in protest of Trump's immigration ban

WATCH | The protestors will also hold a rally at 5:15 p.m. at Brooklyn Borough Hall, "where some merchants will share how the ban has impacted them and their loved ones."

WATCH |  Hundreds gather before a rally at Brooklyn Borough Hall. 

#BodegaStrike. People lining up to pray while American flags wave in the background. 

One of the organizers of the Women's March on Washington also tweeted about the protest. 

An aerial view. 

The New York Taxi Workers Alliance also supported the protest. 

A Go Fund me campaign was started to support the Yemeni community and store owners. 

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