Protesters rally against US travel ban near Tokyo embassy

By on February 1, 2017


Protesters rally against US travel ban near Tokyo embassy (Photo by Rs1421 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0)
Protesters rally against US travel ban near Tokyo embassy (Photo by Rs1421 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0)
TOKYO—Some 40 people protested near the US Embassy in Tokyo on Tuesday morning against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry to the United States of people from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees around the world.

The protesters, mostly Americans living in Japan, came together in solidarity with people affected by the order signed Friday, chanting such slogans as “Build bridges not walls”, and “No ban, no wall, America is for all”.

“We feel very passionately about this issue… because our grandparents were immigrants and survived the holocaust… and the United States took us in and that is why we are here,” said Jess Glickstein, a lawyer in Tokyo who organized the protest.