Dance as a form of resistance: Activists gather at Borough Hall in protest of Trump travel ban
More than 100 activists of different races and faiths banned together in front of Brooklyn Borough Hall Monday night to protest against President Donald Trump’s third travel ban.
The ban, which was expected to go into effect Wednesday, blocking travelers into the U.S. from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea and Venezuela, was temporarily halted by a Hawaiian federal judge.
Arab-American advocacy groups and art collectives came together to create, “Stomp Out the Muslim Ban,” challenging discrimination through the power of art.
“We are calling out the Islamophobia, the anti-immigration and the anti-refugee that is happening with this Muslim ban,” said Esraa Saleh, an event coordinator from the Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC).