In pics | ‘No ban, no wall’: Trump’s orders spark protests across the world
Millions across the world took to streets to protest the travel ban imposed by the Donald Trump administration on refugees and travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries.world Updated: Feb 06, 2017 08:12 IST
Millions across the world took to streets to protest the travel ban imposed by the Donald Trump administration on refugees and travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries.
It was not just the avenues of Washington and New York that saw anti-Trump placards raised for his executive order. Britons, French, Australians and Asians, and everyone else affected, marched in support of the refugees and travellers, several of them stranded either at airports and in high commissions, waiting to get into US somehow or get back to their homes.
Miami-Dade County had stopped holding potentially illegal inmates in 2013 but the mayor's decision to abide by President Trump’s executive order overturns that practice.
UK also stood up in solidarity with the stranded and resolved to raise its voice on the streets of London.
Anti-Trump protests continued for a third consecutive weekend on Saturday, and escalated as the travel-ban order was passed.
In the executive order issued on January 27, Trump slapped a blanket ban on nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, barring their entry to the United States for 90 days.
But the fortnight-old government suffered a backlash when a US court rolled back the orders, and the US government was forced to re-recognise the visas from the seven countries.
As far as Indonesia, the ripples against Trump’s order were seen, with dozens of students and activists from several rights groups in Jakarta called on the Indonesian government and the international community to help stop Trump’s order.
Paris was one of the first cities in Europe to suffer terrorist attacks yet the city continued to be vibrant despite a state of emergency in place since the Paris terror attacks in November, 2015.
The ‘City of Love’ denounced the Trump travel-ban order with placards showing the US President as one with a snake-tongue.
A large number of Australians from different walks of life held banners and placards marched to the US consulate in Sydney protesting against Trump's travel ban policy and demanded the Australian government to settle all the refugees and asylum seekers in the county.
Back in US, Americans stood shoulder to shoulder protesting with foreign nationals against the order.
The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has asked challengers of the ban to respond to the appeal, and for the justice department to file a counter-response by Monday afternoon.
Trump, meanwhile, mocked the US district judge James Robart, who was appointed by President George W Bush, calling him a “so-called judge” whose “ridiculous” ruling “will be overturned.”
“Because the ban was lifted by a judge, many very bad and dangerous people may be pouring into our country. A terrible decision,” he tweeted.
Experts from the fields of intelligence, counterterrorism and diplomacy say the ban is at best ineffective and at worst fuels hatred of the United States in the Middle East.
First Published: Feb 06, 2017 00:14 IST