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SFO Day 2: No Ban, No Wall! Release All Detainees Now!

Sunday, January 29, 2017
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Resistance SF
Location Details:
International Terminal - San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco, California 94128

At present, on the basis of a blatantly unconstitutional (and horrifically unethical) executive order by President Trump, travelers from Muslim countries are being turned back at airports throughout the United States. This includes even green card holders - permanent residents are being forced out of the US upon landing.

Trump's ban will not do anything to combat the risk of terrorism. In fact, if anything, it will make the problem of terrorism worse, by further inflaming anti-American passion among extremists throughout the Middle East. This ban wouldn't prevent another 9/11; it wouldn't even have prevented the FIRST 9/11, as the hijackers on 9/11 were primarily from Saudi Arabia, travelers from which are NOT being banned.

THIS BAN IS RACISM, PURE AND SIMPLE. Unadulterated, unapologetic xenophobia, completely unnecessary, Unconstitutional, and Unamerican.

We will not allow for discrimination against people based solely on their religion or country of origin. This is racist. This is wrong. We will stand and protest!


* Comfortable clothing (including a jacket-- it's chilly!) and comfortable shoes

* A FULLY CHARGED mobile phone with the Meetup app on it (if you have any questions, call us at[masked] - DO NOT TEXT)

* Cough drops/throat drops; we expect to be doing a lot of LOUD talking/shouting

* A SIGN with an appropriate (but not vulgar!) slogan: We suggest "#NotInOurName", "#NeverAgain", "END the #MuslimBan", "STOP the #MuslimBan", or "I STAND WITH MUSLIM TRAVELERS", "#NoBanNoWall."

DO NOT bring expensive audio gear, electronic signs, or any bulky equipment! We want to be fast on our feet, and TSA/DHS/cops are confiscation-happy even on GOOD days. We don't want to cause problems with them or get anyone's stuff taken away. We're just there to protest, as is our Constitutional right.


Go to the International Terminal of SFO (right by the BART station), look for signs and chants.

This protest is ongoing. It will continue until all those detained are released. Please keep coming to SFO as you can.


A repost of
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jan 29, 2017 1:57AM
§Shutdown SFO Today!
by Arab Resource and Organizing Center
#ShutdownSFO #NoBanNoWall

Dear community,

On Saturday we illustrated self-determination: self defense, protection, resistance, rigor and reliance on one another rather than fear, retraction or reliance on law enforcement. Despite showing up in the thousands all day and night at SFO International Airport, alongside communities all across the US, to demand our communities in detention be released and have access to legal counsel, we still are uncertain about the status of most. And we know that more travelers vulnerable to this same anti immigrant attack are en route.

Public officials from across California have expressed a commitment to resisting Trump. We demand that they do more; that they act on that commitment. Not one person should be put in or remain in detention. And our decision makers should make sure of that. We call on them to take every action to intervene, disrupt and resist the attempts to enforce Trump’s white supremacist agenda in San Francisco. Similarly, we call on our allies, workers, and community to continue to join us in resistance.

The fight is not over. With SF still detaining Arab and Muslim immigrants, we must come out harder and stronger to show that we will not stand down until everyone is released and allowed to move wherever they choose. And we will continue to make sure that sanctuary means protection, defense and action for all those attacked by this administration.

We are calling on people from across the Bay Area and everywhere to:

Converge on SFO Airport’s International Terminal to shut it down at 12pm today, Sunday January 29th.

Call and tweet your local public officials, in addition to the following offices, to demand non-compliance with and action against the executive order.

To SFO Airport Director, Ivar Satero: (650) 821-8211 @flySFO
To SFO US Customs and Border Patrol Office: (650) 837-2876 @CustomsBorder
To SF Board of Supervisors: (415) 554-5184 @SFBOS
To Congresswoman, Nancy Pelosi: (415) 556-4862 @NancyPelosi
To Senator, Kamala Harris: (213) 894 - 5000 @KamalaHarris
To Representative Jackie Speier: (650) 342-0300 @JackieSpeier

Please make these points in your email or phone call:

We urge you to not only say you refuse compliance with the ban on refugees in a stand against racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia, but to exert your authority to act on it.

As elected officials of San Francisco, a sanctuary city, it is your responsibility to ensure that it remains and acts as a sanctuary. We urge you to come down to SFO and demand that CBP release all people being detained.

We, in the San Francisco Bay Area will fight to remain a sanctuary city and will not allow people to be racially profiled based on national origin. We have no tolerance for racism, xenophobia or Islamophobia.

We know that this family, like many people, are fleeing for their lives in large part because of US policy and military action in their countries of origin. Turning them away, could mean a death sentence.

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Thank you for taking these actions in defense of one another.

In struggle,

The Arab Resource and Organizing Center
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