Yesterday, from LivingBlueinRedAmerica:
I watched Jewish, Muslim and Christian protesters side by side. Fighting for people they have never met and would never know.
I saw America.
This afternoon over a thousand people showed up at Terminal C, the international terminal, at Kansas City International Airport to protest Donald Trump’s Muslim ban.
I watched a Jewish man, wearing a head covering, stand with the crowd. I watched two women hug another woman who was wearing a hijab – she was overwhelmed by the demonstration of support she was witnessing. I watched Christian ministers in their collars move among the protesters.
I watched the Police doing their job, protecting the First Amendment. I watched an officer carefully escorting protesters in the crosswalk. I watched another officer taking photos of protestors with their phone cameras at the barrier at their request and handing their phones back with a smile.
I watched a self satisfied troll at the edge of the crowd shout, “Build that wall!”. I watched a journalist give him a look, shake her head, and reply, “whatever.”
I watched a young Muslim woman walk along the barrier and joyfully thank everyone for their signs and for being there.
I watched a few people leave and enter the terminal in grim silence. This is what Democracy looks like. They should get used to it.
I watched other travelers happily take cell phone photos and selfies with the demonstration in the background.
I listened to two hours of non-stop chanting.
I watched the real America.
Funeral for Democracy – Warrensburg – January 20, 2017 (January 20, 2017)
Anti-Trump march in Kansas City – January 20, 2017 (January 20, 2017)
Anti-Trump march in Kansas City – January 20, 2017 – part 2 (January 21, 2017)
Anti-Trump march in Kansas City – January 20, 2017 – part 3 – marching (January 21, 2017)
Women’s March – Kansas City – Washington Square Park – January 21, 2017 (January 21, 2017)