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Not this time...

Not this time…

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.

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Racism is UnAmerican.

Racism is UnAmerican.

No Muslim ban.

No Muslim ban.

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Anne Frank was turned away, too.

Anne Frank was turned away, too.

Make America kind again.

Make America kind again.

Thankful.

Thankful.

Make America 2008 again.

Make America 2008 again.

Trump is a national security risk.

Trump is a national security risk.

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Jesus loves refugees.

Jesus loves refugees.

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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.

Previously:

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)

Women’s March – Kansas City – Washington Square Park – January 21, 2017 – part 2 (January 22, 2017)

Women’s March – Kansas City – Washington Square Park – January 21, 2017 – part 3 (January 22, 2017)