How Saturday’s protest against Trump’s refugee ban unfolded at Sea-Tac


The demonstration mirrored others at airports nationwide, following Trump’s executive action barring entry to the U.S. for immigrants from seven Muslim countries and all refugees. Shortly before midnight, police began detaining protesters at the local airport.

Editor’s note: This post details the events of Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. It is no longer being updated. For live updates on Sunday, Jan. 29, click here.


What you need to know:

  • Around 7 p.m. ET Friday, Trump signed an executive order to suspend entry of all refugees for 120 days, bar Syrian refugees indefinitely and block U.S. entry for 90 days for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
  • The order quickly reverberated across the U.S. and the world. Some people on flights found themselves detained upon arrival.
  • Activists,…



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