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.
— Mike Sandmel (@mikeysandmel) February 2, 2017
— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) February 2, 2017
My colleague Lauren Feeney was at the rally and streamed live video updates via Facebook.
— The Intercept (@theintercept) February 2, 2017
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.
There are *a lot* of Yemeni bodega owners (and their supporters) at the rally in Downtown Brooklyn pic.twitter.com/s6xUFOxym3
— Liam Stack (@liamstack) February 2, 2017
Massive yemeni community protest in front of brooklyn borough hall now pic.twitter.com/xsWsGa4VyN
— joe penney (@joepenney) February 2, 2017
— Avi Asher-Schapiro (@AASchapiro) February 2, 2017
The rally took place during an eight-hour strike by hundreds of Yemeni-owned grocery stores, also known as bodegas, across New York City.
— Shawna Laken Klein (@shawnalaken) February 2, 2017
Over 1,000 bodegas are closed rn as Yemeni-Americans protest the immigration ban. Also, I ??NY https://t.co/vMMZwZVGAG
— Adam Chandler (@AllMyChandler) February 2, 2017
— Ben Piven (@benpiven) February 2, 2017
— rory solomon (@rorys) February 2, 2017
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