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About 1,000 protesters gathered at John Glenn Columbus International Airport on Sunday, Jan. 29, to protest President Trump's ban of refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim nations.

Photos by Matt Starkey and Lauren Bacho, audio by Lauren Bacho

Protesters fill Columbus airport after Trump immigration ban

About 1,000 people attended the "Emergency Protest against Trump's ban on Muslims coming to the U.S." at John Glenn Columbus International Airport on Sunday, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, and State Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-3rd District, both spoke at the protest.

"We are in the middle of humanitarian crisis created by the President of the United States," Brown said. "We're fighting back here in Columbus."

Brown said President Donald Trump is creating fear among many immigrants in this country – legal immigrants, citizens and people working toward their citizenship.

"We also know that presidential actions like this make us as a country less safe," Brown said.

An Ohioan was one of the six people released from John F. Kennedy International Airport, Beatty said.

"Let me just say to you, it is about the people. It is about indivisible and liberty and justice for all," Beatty said. "It is about standing in solidarity with all of our brothers and sisters because whether you're a refugee, whether you are an immigrant, you belong here with us." 


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