From the moment President Donald Trump signed the executive order temporarily suspending travel from seven primarily Muslim nations, protests have cropped up in cities all over the country.
Protesters all but shut down airports in multiple cities, and even the New York Taxi Driver’s Union joined in the protest, refusing to schedule pick-ups for a brief period.
Nearly a week after the order was signed, employees of Philadelphia-based Comcast organized a walkout in protest of the president’s actions.
New Jersey 101.5 reported:
One of the nation’s largest telecommunications and media conglomerates is offering its employees paid time off to protest President Donald Trump.
A spokesman for Comcast said Wednesday that employees are free to use the time to to express any opinion they wish, whether they are for or against the president’s policies.
“We understand that some of our employees are concerned and we respect their desire to express their opinions,” spokesman John Demming said. Employees get time off for personal use.
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) February 2, 2017
— Kyle Scott (@CrossingBroad) February 2, 2017
Over a thousand people have joined in the Comcast walkout outside City Hall to protest Trump's executive orders. pic.twitter.com/dwebBKCNbg
— Billy Penn (@billy_penn) February 2, 2017