#StompTheBan: Resistance Through Dance

#StompTheBan protest at Brooklyn Brough Hall (Screen shot via Brooklyn Daily Eagle video)

On the night of Oct. 16, two days before President Trump’s third and latest travel ban – which would halt the entry of travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen into the U.S. – was scheduled to go into effect, more than 100 activists from different backgrounds and religions came together at Brooklyn Borough Hall to protest the travel ban through dance.

Liliana Bernal writes for Brooklyn Daily Eagle:

Arab-American advocacy groups and art collectives came together to create, “Stomp Out the Muslim Ban,” challenging discrimination through the power of art.

“We are calling out the Islamophobia, the anti-immigration and the anti-refugee that is happening with this Muslim ban,” said Esraa Saleh, an event coordinator from the Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC).

With a backdrop of resistance-fueled dance, those affected by the ban energized the crowd with their stories.

Hear some of those stories, and watch the multicultural dances in a video of the #StompTheBan protest, at Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

The day after the protest, a federal judge in Hawaii temporarily blocked the travel ban while on the day the ban would have gone into effect, another federal judge in Maryland also blocked it.

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