Muslim Cabbies At JFK Went On Strike To Protest Trump’s Ban — UBER Responds BRILLIANTLY Giving Them THIS!

Ever since President Trump placed a temporary ban on certain countries, most where there is a predominantly Muslim population, people have been going crazy. So crazy in fact that people began protesting at John F. Kennedy Airport.

On Saturday protesters went to the airport in New York to voice their outrage over the ban the President had placed.

Those included in the protest are the New York Taxi Workers Alliance. They are a non-profit organization working with taxi drivers in the city. As major conduits of airport business, they did a one hour strike refusing to either take people to or from the airport. One of the places they were protesting was the place where refugees were being detained.

Their temporary strike was announced via social media. They said,

We cannot be silent. We go to work to welcome people to a land that once welcomed us. We will not be divided.”

Photos were also posted to Twitter showing an empty line where the yellow taxi cabs ordinarily congregate. Sending their message loud and clear. Look here,

The New York Taxi Workers association wanted to send a message that was even louder so they posted one to Facebook. They explained how the majority of the members of their organization are immigrants and Muslims and that they stand in solidarity with other Muslims who are now being discriminated against. The union contains approximately nineteen thousand people.

Read part of their statement,

“We know all too well that when government programs sanction outright Islamophobia, and the rhetoric of hate is spewed from the bully pulpit, hate crimes increase and drivers suffer gravely. Our Sikh and other non-Muslim brown and black members also suffer from anti-Muslim violence.

Today, drivers are joining the protest at JFK Airport in support of all those who are currently being detained at the airport because of Trump’s unconstitutional executive order. Drivers stand in solidarity with refugees coming to America in search of peace and safety and with those who are simply trying to return to their homes here in America after traveling abroad. We stand in solidarity with all of our peace-loving neighbors against this inhumane, cruel, and unconstitutional act of pure bigotry.”

With the strike in effect, this means that alternative taxi services such as Lyft and Uber are doing extraordinarily well with the increased level of business. But ordinarily, they have surge pricing for busy hours. They sent out a statement in which they said surge pricing would be eliminated for the JFK area due to the strike.

Lyft announced they would donate $1 million to the ACLU and thus the battle of the taxi services begins. Seems as though the President is already spurring new business in America unconsciously.

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