29/01/2017 12:31 PM IST | Updated 29/01/2017 9:32 PM IST

Scenes From A Mighty America Rising Up Angry

President Donald Trump’s executive order prohibiting travelers into America from seven Muslim-majority nations triggered an astounding, spontaneous national protest from sea to sea.

The executive order, which also temporarily barred all refugees from entering the U.S. and indefinitely banned Syrian refugees, led thousands of demonstrators to converge on airports where travelers were being detained. Protesters popped up in cities from coast to coast, from New York and Miami, to Minneapolis and Dallas, to Seattle and San Diego. 

“Let them in!” protesters chanted. “No hate, no fear, everyone is welcome here!” was another common slogan. They waved signs condemning “fascists” and demanding “no ban, no wall.” Demonstrators also sang “This Land Is Your Land.”

Trump’s edict had an unexpected positive outcome: not only a Brooklyn judge’s temporary stay blocking the president’s order, but an America rising up together, captured in these photos and videos.


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Protesters swarm John F. Kennedy Airport to protest Donald Trump's executive order blocking travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations.
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 Protestors rally at JFK during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's new immigration ban.
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A man holds a child in front of a protest sign showing Donald Trump kissing Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Demonstrators in a parking garage at JFK hold an upside-down American flag saying "no borders." 



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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) greets demonstrators at Logan Airport in Boston.
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Traveler Hamad Bay's family waits for him at Boston's Logan Airport after he was taken away for questioning.


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Demonstrators on the road outside Terminal 4 at San Francisco International Airport.
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San Francisco protesters crank up the volume.





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Protesters at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Virginia, gather to protest Trump and welcome immigrants.
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Another welcome.