Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that, according to the New York Times, "suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry into the United States for 90 days for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen." In the ensuing hours, protests began to form throughout the country. Fast forward a little more than 24 hours, at around 9:00 p.m. and a federal judge from Brooklyn, New York had ruled a stay.
I was at Boston Logan International Airport Saturday night when that news broke. Emotions were high and cheers loud as it came through the microphone being used by an organizer.
Sunday continued with a massive protest at Copley Square, where according to the Mayor's office, there were around 10,000 people. People flooded the square and even overtook surrounding streets. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Marky spoke to the crowd along with Mayor Marty Walsh, among others.