Protesters gather at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport


Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Sunday afternoon to express their opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigration from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Airport Authorities placed cones in the terminal roadway to separate protesters from traffic, but bodies and colorful signs quickly filled the blockaded area.

The event was organized by Shane Terenzi, who said he made the Facebook event on Saturday.

“I thought it might just be the two of us,” he said, referring to his partner, Tommy Joiner. He estimated attendance at 300 or 400 people.

Dylan McBride, an 18-year-old protester from Austin, said he didn’t believe Trump to be fit for the office of the president.

“We are here today to raise our voice and say why his plans are so disastrous for this country,” McBride said. “The community of Austin is incredibly diverse - it is part of what America and what democracy looks like.”



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