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Solidarity protest and rally for immigrants, refugees at RDU scheduled for Sunday

Update from RDU at 11 a.m.:

Statement on Planned Protests:

The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority has issued a permit for today’s planned protest and has established an area for today’s demonstration.

Our goal is to ensure a peaceful demonstration. Our priority is to keep everyone safe and to ensure uninterrupted airport operations.

The designated area for protests is outside Terminal 2, on the south end of the upper level curb. We are not able to accommodate protests inside any terminal building.

We are opening a special event parking lot at Noon, near the General Aviation Terminal for dedicated parking with busing directly to the designated protest zone. The parking rate for this lot will be $5, lower than any other airport parking facility.

Please help us share this information with those planning to participate today.

A protest and rally in support of immigrants and refugees is planned for today at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. It runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Demonstrators should meet at the Baggage Claim in Terminal 2.

For some lunchtime reading on Trump’s executive order, both the Washington Post and The New York Times have extensive coverage. Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer and Senate leader Mitch McConnell tried to spin the issue on ABC this morning; on Face the Nation, John McCain and Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison, who is Muslim, criticized Trump’s move; and Meet the Press‘s Chuck Todd also tackled the issue (the live video and transcript have not been posted yet.)

One Comment


  1. Mary A Maher

    January 30, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Hi! I heard through the FB grapevine about yesterday’s rally. I was able to attend and was so glad I did!
    I’m assuming there will be more opportunities for future peaceful rallies/protests.
    I needed to leave early yesterday but was hearing rumors that the police were terminating the permit…? It looked like everything was peaceful and orderly to me so I was surprised to hear this rumor…

    Are you able to 1) tell me who organized the protest? Lots of people are asking me and I don’t know ! 2) can I get on an email list for any future planned events in NC? I’ll be glad to post any peaceful events on my FB page! Thank you!

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