ST. LOUIS (AP) – Hundreds of people are protesting President Donald Trump’s suspension of refugee entry into the U.S. at the St. Louis area’s main airport.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Sunday’s protest at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is proceeding peacefully. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit earlier Sunday on challenging airport restrictions on demonstrations. The case hasn’t gotten a hearing but the protest proceeded anyway.
Airport spokesman Jeff Lea says airport officials decided not to limit the number of protesters, but they requested that demonstrators remain outside the Terminal 1 building.
Trump’s executive order barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations entry into the U.S. has sparked weekend protests around the country.