protesting yemenis shut hundreds of shops in new york
Last Updated : GMT 09:07:40
Egypt Today, egypt today
Egypt Today, egypt today
Last Updated : GMT 09:07:40
Egypt Today, egypt today

Protesting Yemenis shut hundreds of shops in New York

Egypt Today, egypt today

Egypt Today, egypt today Protesting Yemenis shut hundreds of shops in New York

People gather for evening prayer at a rally at Brooklyn Borough Hall as Yemeni bodega and
New York - Arab Today

Hundreds of New York City bodegas, grocery stores and restaurants owned by Yemeni Americans closed for hours on Thursday in protest of US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, organisers said.

Loyal patrons who rely on the stores for staples of daily life had to look elsewhere for lunch after more than 1,000 locations shut their doors from noon to 8pm in a move coordinated by groups including the Muslim Community Network and the Yemeni American Community.

Bodega, a Spanish word meaning wine shop, is New York City slang for small stores selling everything from deli foods to newspapers and cat litter.

“We want to send the message that we’re here,” said Sulaiman Al Aodyi, a 24-year-old cashier at the Best and Tasty deli in the borough of the Bronx, a bodega that is normally open around the clock. This was the first time it closed its doors since it started business nine months ago.

The protests followed the decision by Trump’s administration to put a four-month hold on letting refugees into the United States and to temporarily bar travellers from Yemen, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan and Somalia

The order, which is being challenged in US courts, left some travellers stranded and others held at airports on arrival.

It provoked an outpouring of anger and dismay from immigrants, refugees and supporters.

Many store owners and workers who shut up shop were going to rally and hold public sundown prayers outside Brooklyn Borough Hall.

“We’re going to go out and support all our brothers and sisters who are detained in airports and in other countries that can’t get back,” Al Aodyi said. “This is just not fair.” New York City is home to many immigrants from Yemen, a country of about 24 million in the Arabian Peninsula. Many live in Brooklyn, but some are in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx.

Golden Deli, a Yemeni-owned bodega in Manhattan, was swelling with customers who picked up early lunches before it closed. Nermin Radoncic, 22, walked up shortly after workers pulled down the shutters at noon.

Radoncic, who lives nearby but is moving to Queens, was disappointed he could not buy a pastrami and Swiss sandwich on his last day in the neighbourhood. But he said he supported the protest.

“They make the bomb sandwiches,” Radoncic said of Golden Deli. “This is like the best deli out here. Trump is a jerk.

source : gulfnews

egypttoday
egypttoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

protesting yemenis shut hundreds of shops in new york protesting yemenis shut hundreds of shops in new york



GMT 08:46 2017 Monday ,18 December

Actress Mona Zaki reveals details of her new show

GMT 03:11 2017 Monday ,01 May

Air India Express flight diverted to Muscat

GMT 16:37 2017 Wednesday ,25 January

HACA Issues Warning to 2M TV

GMT 08:51 2011 Monday ,06 June

Postal workers strike in Montreal

GMT 13:07 2017 Thursday ,14 September

Iraq readies to retake IS bastion near Syria border

GMT 13:12 2011 Wednesday ,30 November

Pakistan may summon BBC as news channel blocked

GMT 13:47 2011 Tuesday ,26 July

Egyptian FA to cancel relegation rule

GMT 08:03 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Canada FM urges US, N. Korea to step back

GMT 14:26 2011 Friday ,17 June

Senior banker warns UK reforms may fall short

GMT 11:43 2012 Saturday ,28 January

Feryal Yousif replaces Basmah

GMT 08:37 2011 Wednesday ,19 October

Poetry for peace event concludes with call for love

GMT 15:10 2017 Friday ,18 August

33,500 pilgrims carried to Saudi Arabia so far

GMT 08:22 2011 Sunday ,22 May

Swaziland must cut spending

GMT 12:08 2012 Wednesday ,13 June

Blast hits Red Cross office in Libya, one wounded

GMT 07:24 2017 Monday ,24 July

Philips profits fall 32.9% in second quarter

GMT 04:59 2012 Sunday ,26 August

Libya ministers under fire over security

GMT 14:20 2011 Tuesday ,12 April

Arifinto asks for forgiveness from God
 
 Egypt Today Facebook,egypt today facebook  Egypt Today Twitter,egypt today twitter Egypt Today Rss,egypt today rss  Egypt Today Youtube,egypt today youtube  Egypt Today Youtube,egypt today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

egypttoday egypttoday egypttoday egypttoday
egypttoday egypttoday egypttoday
egypttoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
egypttoday, Egypttoday, Egypttoday