Trump's Immigration Ban Sparks Second Day of Protests at LAX Airport

January 29, 2017
In The News

Crowds have gathered for the second day in a row at LAX to protest President Donald Trump's immigration and travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, CA Congressman Ted Lieu and Congresswoman Maxine Watersand, and actress Ellen Page are reportedly part of a group of hundreds who have descended on the airport to decry the detention of travelers from counties on the list, which includes Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lybia, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen.

Protestors chanting "No bans, no walls, you build it up, we'll tear it down" are currently gathered outside the airport's Tom Bradley International Terminal. 

Alfred Enoch and Jack Falahee, co-stars of ABC's How to Get Away With Murder, took to Twitter to document the scene, which hosted Patricia Arquette, Chloe Grace Moretz and many other protesting celebs late Saturday night

This is the awesome scene that is happening at the #LAX Tom Bradley International Arrival terminal. #IRebel #NoBanNoWall #RefugeesWelcome pic.twitter.com/DB7UMZnFZm

— julian chwang (@ChwangJulian) January 29, 2017

Trump signed an executive order Friday that led to reports of travelers being detained or barred from entering the U.S. News of the ban moved swiftly on social media, leading to quickly organized protests at airports around the country, including JFK in New York, Dulles in Washington, D.C. and Logan Airport in Boston.

As the protests continued Sunday afternoon, Trump was hosting his first White House movie screening in the family theater with a showing of Finding Dory, Pixar and Disney's animated Finding Nemo sequel which sees Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) searching for her family after being separated.

Mark Ruffalo and Michael Moore, the latter of who shared information about protests on both coasts, helped to spread the word about a Sunday protest in NYC's Battery Park as cities across the country saw demonstrators again flooding airports on Sunday.

See those protesting at LAX, beginning at 1 p.m., below:

We're down at #LAX protesting the #MuslimBan - join us. Tom Bradley International Arrivals. Right now. #resist #LoveTrumpsHate pic.twitter.com/y56gGKAtNp

— Jack Falahee (@RestingPlatypus) January 29, 2017

Heroes like Raumak and Ellie are here providing legal counsel to families waiting for loved ones. #NoBanNoWall #resist #LA #LoveWins #lax pic.twitter.com/yqvaJI0QiD

— Jack Falahee (@RestingPlatypus) January 29, 2017

Large crowds now protesting inside Bradley Terminal @ LAX, large protest outside Philly airport, members of Congress @ protest inside Dulles

— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 29, 2017

Off to LAX now. #nowallnoban pic.twitter.com/UpM5PsvtXx

— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) January 29, 2017