Thousand protest Trump's refugee ban at Sea-Tac Airport
A large number of protesters converged at Sea-Tac Airport Saturday night into early Sunday morning to protest an executive order signed Friday by President Donald Trump that bans immigrants and refugees from entering the U.S. from seven countries.
There were up to six people detained or turned away at Sea-Tac due to the executive order, among others at airports across the U.S., according to reports.
Protesters began gathering at the airport around 5 p.m. Saturday, converging at the south end of the arrivals terminal.
By 9 p.m., estimates placed the crowd at over 1,000, and they were able to shut down some operations at the airport.
After midnight, the crowd had decreased significantly, and police moved to push them out of the airport.
Officers dressed in riot gear reportedly moved the remaining protest to the hourly parking garage, and deployed tear gas in the process.
A number of protesters were handcuffed with zip ties and detained.
Some protesters were blocking security lines, forcing travelers to find other ways to their flights.