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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Protestors march at John Glenn International Airport over President's executive orders

Jan 30, 2017
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Both young and old from multiple faiths and backgrounds hit the pavement at John Glenn International Airport Sunday afternoon in response to President Trump's executive order banning travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries for the next 90 days.
Dozens of Columbus and Airport police worked to control the crowd and keep them in one lane outside the terminal as travelers maneuvered around to catch their flights.

Those on hand are concerned over not only the travel ban--but President Trump's plan to suspend refugee admission to the United States for the next 120 days.
"I was infuriated, this is not who we are" said John Fatters, who marched with the crowd.
The group stopped at the North entrance of the airport where several delivered speeches over concerns over the executive order from the White House.

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Protestors sit in at John Glenn Airport North entrance.
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It didn't stop there.
The group made their way inside John Glenn Airport where they sat on the ground inside the main terminal for around 30 minutes as a sign of solidarity.
"I stand with the people, we recognize that and want to make sure that whether you're a refugee or an immigrant, you're welcome here" said Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, who along with Senator Sherrod Brown, joined the protestors outside the main terminal.

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North entrance at John Glenn Airport
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John Glenn International Airport officials say they were contacted yesterday about the protest from organizers.
Airport officials say there were no arrests, and no reports of any major problems as a result of the protest.


This article first appeared on ABC6's website on January 30, 2017.