candlelight vigil to support Muslim refugees is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport. Meanwhile, another protest was underway in downtown Los Angeles.
The vigil comes in response to President Trump’s executive order suspending refugee arrivals and banning travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The abrupt ban ensnared people from all walks of life who were caught in transit or expecting to soon return to the U.S. — students on a break from studies, business travelers, tourists, even the bereaved who had gone home for a funeral.
The LAX candlelight vigil is being organized by the Service Employees International Union and several politicians are expected to attend including Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.
It’s unclear whether any travelers at LAX have been caught up in the new action.
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