The New York Taxi Workers Alliance has announced on Twitter that it is halting passenger pickups at JFK airport in protest of the dozens of people detained under President Trump’s Muslim immigration ban.
The Alliance announced that it would be halting pickups at JFK from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to protest reports of at least a dozen people who have been detained in the airport due to the immigration ban executive order signed by President Trump yesterday. One green card holder was released from detainment earlier today.
Of course, I’m sure your local Uber driver isn’t participating….
In any case, the huge protests at JFK are absolutely necessary and vital. And we are getting rapidly to the point where massive civil disobedience and arrests are necessary.
The crowd outside JFK is huge and more people are arriving by the trainload pic.twitter.com/kvdWlue04q
— Noah Hurowitz (@NoahHurowitz) January 28, 2017