Monday, January 30, 2017

“No ban, no wall, Albuquerque is for all,”

Armed with chants and handmade signs, about 1,000 people Sunday evening marched on city streets and into the Albuquerque International Sunport in protest of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees and immigrants from several majority Muslim nations. “No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here,” the group shouted. The protest started in a parking lot on Yale SE on Sunday afternoon and gathered into a mass as speakers shared messages of encouragement, tolerance and resistance through a megaphone. Signs stood above the crowd. One with cut out green and red chiles read “We love red, we love green and all the colors in between.” Images of the Statue of Liberty decorated several signs, and many more quoted a portion of the poem engraved on her pedestal: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” After hearing multiple speakers, protesters took over two of Yale Boulevard’s northbound lanes as they headed for the airport. Many passing motorists honked or offered a thumbs-up in support. Police briefly stopped traffic into and out of the Sunport as the dense but sprawling protest crossed roadways outside. Soon the group flooded inside, still chanting...more


Anonymous said...

Marching into airports, rioting, snarling traffic. A couple of weeks ago you could not leave a suitcase unattended or your car in a parking area for only minutes. What happened to the security issue at airports? I know that Albuquerque is a crime loaded city, populated mostly by unemployed students on student loans payed for by the taxpayer. But to put up with this stupidity at airports makes me think that taking off ones shoes in order to get on an airplane means nothing anymore. What is the matter with the city mayors office in letting this group of smelly idiots block traffic and march into an International Airport? The only recourse is to recall the mayor of the city and restore order to a city which is sliding down the Rio Grande River loaded up with the silt of human refuse.

Danne said...

Albuquerque is already a cesspool! And they choose to bring in more feces....huh. Good luck with that.