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Hundreds Gather At Sacramento Airport To Protest Immigration Order

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

UPDATE 1:23 p.m.: By 1 p.m. Sunday, roughly 300 had gathered at Sacramento International Airport to protest Trump's immigration freeze.

The protesters in Terminal B chanted, "No wall! No registry! Smash white supremacy!" and, "Show me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!"

Sheriff's deputies monitoring the event had put up barriers to contain the crowd.

The demonstration is part of a second day of protests around the U.S. against Trump's executive order freezing immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

While SMF does not host flights to or from any of the countries listed in the executive order, an airport spokesperson did not rule out the possibility that people arriving on flights from Mexico could be detained by border control.



Original Post: Roughly a hundred demonstrators have gathered at Sacramento International Airport (SMF) to protest Trump's immigration freeze.

The gathering is taking place alongside a second day of protest at airports and in cities across the U.S.

In a statement issued Sunday morning, Laurie Slothower with SMF said the airport is aware of the demonstration and that protesters, "will be allowed into selected areas of Terminal B which do not impact flight operations."

Slothower noted that the airport does not have flights to and from any of the countries listed in the executive order -- only Mexico. However she didn't rule out the possibility that travelers could be detained by Customs and Border Protection at SMF.