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President Trump's travel ban prompts protests in Battery Park, JFK, Brooklyn

Thousands of protesters marched from Battery Park to Foley Square in lower Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, just days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning non-U.S. citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries entry into the United States.

The protest, which was co-sponsored by multiple local organizations, including the New York Immigration Coalition and Make the Road New York, came one day after a federal judge blocked part of President Trump’s executive order. That news brought cheers from hundreds of people gathered outside the U.S. District Court courthouse in Brooklyn on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, and from hundreds more protesters who had demonstrated throughout the day at Kennedy Airport’s international arrivals terminal.

A police officer block protesters from going into
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A police officer blocks protesters from entering the street after a march from Battery Park to Foley Square in downtown Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. 

Thousands of protesters march from Battery Park to
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Thousands of protesters march from Battery Park to Foley Square in lower Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. 

Thousands of protesters march from Battery Park to
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A sign in the march from Battery Park to Foley Square in lower Manhattan criticizes President Donald Trump's executive order on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. 

Thousands of protesters march from Battery Park to
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Protesters in support of immigrants march from Battery Park to Foley Square in lower Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

People demonstrate against President Donald Trump's Execuctive Order
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People demonstrate against President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration and refugee resettlement in lower Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

People demonstrate against President Donald Trump's Execuctive Order
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People demonstrate against Trump's executive order in lower Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

People demonstrate against President Donald Trump's Execuctive Order
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Protesters' signs proclaim welcoming for refugees in lower Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

People demonstrate against President Donald Trump's Execuctive Order
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People demonstrate against the order in lower Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

People demonstrate against President Donald Trump's Execuctive Order
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Demonstrators gather in lower Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, for a second day of protest over Trump's executive order.

People demonstrate against President Donald Trump's Execuctive Order
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People demonstrate against Trump's order in lower Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

People demonstrate against President Donald Trump's Execuctive Order
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People demonstrate against Trump's orders on immigration and on a border wall in lower Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

People demonstrate against President Donald Trump's Execuctive Order
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A protester in lower Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

Silvia Maceda, 21, of Staten Island stands at
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Silvia Maceda, 21, of Staten Island at a rally against Trump's executive order in lower Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a rally against President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration and refugee resettlement in lower Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

Thousands of protesters march from Battery Park to
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Thousands of protesters march from Battery Park to Foley Square in downtown Manhattan two days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring non-U.S. citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

Thousands of protesters march from Battery Park to
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Thousands of protesters march from Battery Park to Foley Square in downtown Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. A federal judge late Saturday blocked part of President Trump’s executive order barring entry of non-U.S. citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Thousands of protesters march from Battery Park to
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Protesters with signs supporting refugees march from Battery Park to Foley Square in downtown Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. 

Thousands of protesters march from Battery Park to
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Protesters march to Foley Square in downtown Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

Thousands of protesters march from Battery Park to
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Protesters show immigrant pride on the way from Battery Park to Foley Square in downtown Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. 

Protesters — some hoisting signs, others using their
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Protesters —against a presidential order banning entry for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries rally in lower Manhattan’'s Battery Park on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

Protesters work on signs at Terminal 4 for
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Protesters work on signs at Kennedy Airport's Terminal 4 on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Protests have been ongoing at airports nationally after President Trump's executive order on refugees.

People protest outside Eastern District Federal Court in
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People protest outside Eastern District Federal Court in Brooklyn during a hearing on whether to grant an injunction on President Donald Trump's recent executive order on refugees, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.

People protest outside Eastern District Federal Court in
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People protest outside Eastern District Federal Court in Brooklyn during a hearing on whether to grant an injunction on President Donald Trump's recent executive order on refugees, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.

People protest outside Eastern District Federal Court in
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People protest outside Eastern District Federal Court in Brooklyn during a hearing on whether to grant an injunction on President Donald Trump's recent executive order on refugees, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.

People protest outside Eastern District Federal Court in
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People protest outside Eastern District Federal Court in Brooklyn during a hearing on whether to grant an injunction against President Donald Trump's recent executive order on refugees, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Protestors rally
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Protesters demonstrate at Terminal 4 for international arrivals at JFK Airport following the release of Hameed Khalid Darweesh on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Darweesh, who  worked for the U.S. Army and for a U.S. contractor in Iraq from 2003 to 2013 as an interpreter and engineer. He was released after being detained following President Donald Trump's executive order, which puts a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the U.S and indefinitely bars refugees from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries.

Protesters gather at JFK International Airport's Terminal 4
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Protestors rally during a protest against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 in New York City. President Donald Trump signed a controversial executive order to halt refugees and residents from predominantly Muslim countries entering the United States.

Protesters gather at JFK International Airport's Terminal 4
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Protesters gather at JFK International Airport's Terminal 4 to demonstrate against President Donald Trump's executive order, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 in New York. Trump has signed a sweeping executive order to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough controls on travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Protesters gather at JFK International Airport's Terminal 4
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Protesters gather at JFK International Airport's Terminal 4 to demonstrate against President Donald Trump's executive order on Jan. 28, 2017, in New York. Trump has signed a sweeping executive order to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough controls on travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Protesters gather at JFK International Airport against Donald
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Protesters gather at JFK International Airport's Terminal 4 to demonstrate against President Donald Trump's executive order on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in New York. Trump has signed a sweeping executive order to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough controls on travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

A woman prays as protesters gather at JFK
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Protesters gather at JFK International Airport against President Donald Trump's executive order on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 in New York. Trump said Saturday that his "very strict" crackdown on Muslim immigration was working "very nicely," amid mounting resistance to the order which has been branded by many as blatantly discriminatory. 

Protesters gather at JFK International Airport's Terminal 4
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A woman prays as protesters gather at JFK International Airport's Terminal 4 to demonstrate against President Donald Trump's executive order, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in New York.

Hameed Khalid Darweesh (53), U.S. Representatives Nydia Velazquez
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Protesters gather at JFK International Airport's Terminal 4 to demonstrate against President Donald Trump's executive order, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in New York. Trump signed a sweeping executive order to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough controls on travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

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