Thousands of Yemeni-Americans and their supporters rallied on the steps of Brooklyn’s Borough Hall on Thursday evening to protest Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry to travelers from Yemen and six other Muslim-majority nations.
My colleague Lauren Feeney was at the rally and streamed live video updates via Facebook.
Images shared by other journalists at the rally, including Liam Stack of the New York Times and Joe Penney of Reuters, showed a sea of Yemeni and American flags.
The rally took place during an eight-hour strike by hundreds of Yemeni-owned grocery stores, also known as bodegas, across New York City.
Nadal Deli, a bodega in the Bronx is 24 hours, so they plan on closing after buying locks, since they never had to close.— Talal Ansari (@TalalNAnsari) February 2, 2017