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Here Are Some Of The Most Powerful Images From Airport Protests Across The US

The protests were sparked after people were detained at airports under President Trump's executive order restricting travel from certain Muslim-majority countries.

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Protests broke out at airports across the US Saturday when travelers were denied entry under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump.

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Protesters at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The order immediately bars any refugee from entering the US for 120 days, and those from Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen indefinitely.


Lawyers flocked to airports to help families seeking information about their relatives.

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Sarah Saedian speaks with an attorney about her Iranian relatives affected by the travel ban at Los Angeles International Airport.

Hossein Khoshbakhty wiped tears from his eyes while talking about his Iranian brother, who was affected by the ban at Los Angeles International Airport.

Some families, not knowing if they would be affected, embraced when seeing their loved ones arrive.


Salvador Hernandez is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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