Around 50 people gathered at Denver International Airport at noon on Sunday to protest President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S.
They join others across the country who have come out for a second day of protests. Though a federal judge blocked the immediate deportation of people detained under the ban on Saturday night, the executive order still stands to ban more than 218 million people from the United States.
DIA spokesperson Heath Montgomery said that the airport will be working with Denver Police during protests Sunday.
2:15 p.m.: The crowd outside of DIA has grown to about 90 people.
Inside the airport at international arrivals, lawyers once again gathered to offer pro-bono legal aid to anyone who needs it. There, a group of about 30 people waited, both legal monitors and demonstrators.
Lawyer Christiana Fiflis said that the group helped four people on Saturday, but no one so far today.
Despite a report of a possible detention, lawyer Christina Brown said that the group has not made contact with anyone so far.
4:15 p.m.: The crowd outside of DIA has grown again; about 130 people are chanting outside.
It’s unknown at this point whether the protests will have an effect on the airport’s policy to require permits for demonstrations.
“I’m sure we will take this in and have a conversation internally about whether we need to make any changes or whether we need to make any kinds of course corrections,” said DIA Spokesperson Heath Montgomery.