2 events in Wichita draw protesters of Trump’s travel ban

January 30, 2017 GMT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Protests against President Donald Trump’s immigration order and travel ban spread to Wichita, where two separate events were held.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/2k8uaAJ ) about 100 people gathered Sunday at the Wichita Eisenhower National Airport to protest the president’s order, which sparked similar protests across the country. Earlier in the day, another 100 people formed a human barrier in front of the Islamic Society of Wichita to show support for Muslims and refugees.

At the airport, protester Brittney Schaeffer said the group wanted to spread the message the American democracy is about love and welcoming all people.

Wichita police Chief Gordon Ramsay and several police officers were at the airport event to ensure a peaceful protest. No problems were reported at the gathering.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com