Protest Taking Place at John Glenn Airport
Just a day after immigration protests took over JFK Airport in New York (and many others), a group of local organizers are calling for a similar event at the John Glenn Airport in Columbus. The event is scheduled to take place this afternoon from 1pm to 4pm and calls for a peaceful protest following the immigration ban being called for by the Trump administration.
“This emergency protest has been called in response to Donald J. Trump’s unjust and racist ban on immigrants and refugees, particularly from Muslim countries,” stated the organizers on the Facebook event page. “This is a last minute protest in solidarity with all of the airport protests taking place around the country.”
Airport officials have been made aware of the event, and are seeking cooperation from attendees.
“The Columbus Regional Airport Authority is aware of peaceful protests being planned for 1 p.m. Sunday, January 29, at John Glenn Columbus International Airport related to the recent Presidential ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries,” stated CMH representative Angie Tabor in a release issued last night. “Staff will be on-hand to direct media and protestors.”
While other protests have taken place inside airports and in the arrival and departure areas, a different plan has been put into place to keep travelers at the Columbus Airport from being disrupted. Attendees are being directed to park at the site of the vacated U.S. Post Office at 4299 Sawyer Road, which is a short walk walk from the protest site in the paved parking lot to the east of the Fairfield Inn & Suites at 4300 International Gateway.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1644467245855015/.