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Hong Kong: Migrant workers protest in solidarity against Trump's travel ban01:53

Hong Kong: Migrant workers protest in solidarity against Trump's travel ban

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
February 5, 2017 at 08:18 GMT -00:00 · Published

A few hundred migrant workers gathered in central Hong Kong, Sunday, to protest against US President Donald Trump's travel ban on nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries.

The Hong Kong protesters were mobilised by the local branch of the International Migrants Alliance. The demonstrators marched to the US consulate under the banner “No ban! No wall! No bigotry! Stop Trump’s Tyranny!”

Trump's ban affects citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. The US president has maintained that the restrictions should not be dubbed a 'Muslim ban,' despite having only been brought into effect for those seven countries, all of which have a majority Muslim population.

The travel restrictions will be implemented for 90 days for all people hailing from the seven countries on the list, including legal permanent residents of the US. Additionally, a 120-day ban on refugee admissions has been introduced, while Syrian refugee admissions have been halted indefinitely.

Seattle Federal Judge, James L. Robart, issued a temporary nationwide ruling against Trump's travel ban in Seattle on Friday.

Hong Kong: Migrant workers protest in solidarity against Trump's travel ban01:53
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A few hundred migrant workers gathered in central Hong Kong, Sunday, to protest against US President Donald Trump's travel ban on nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries.

The Hong Kong protesters were mobilised by the local branch of the International Migrants Alliance. The demonstrators marched to the US consulate under the banner “No ban! No wall! No bigotry! Stop Trump’s Tyranny!”

Trump's ban affects citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. The US president has maintained that the restrictions should not be dubbed a 'Muslim ban,' despite having only been brought into effect for those seven countries, all of which have a majority Muslim population.

The travel restrictions will be implemented for 90 days for all people hailing from the seven countries on the list, including legal permanent residents of the US. Additionally, a 120-day ban on refugee admissions has been introduced, while Syrian refugee admissions have been halted indefinitely.

Seattle Federal Judge, James L. Robart, issued a temporary nationwide ruling against Trump's travel ban in Seattle on Friday.

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