Tens of thousands of Americans spent parts of their weekends protesting President Donald Trump’s executive order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.
Most of the media’s attention was focused on protests in America’s largest cities, including New York City, Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, DC – all of which are liberal hubs.
But at the same time, protests were sprouting up in smaller cities, including several in states and counties that swung Republican in the 2016 election.
Take a look at some of the protests in Republican-leaning states and counties:
About 1,800 people rallied in Turner Park in Omaha, Nebraska, on Sunday.
— Corey Motley (@coreymotley) January 29, 2017
From Omaha’s Turner Park protest earlier today. pic.twitter.com/Oe2DLQYgBS
— AKSARBENT blog (@aksarbent) January 30, 2017
In Missoula, Montana, several hundred protesters took part in the Missoula Peace March on Sunday.
Peace March in downtown Missoula. Participants are marching in solidarity for the Muslim, refugee and immigrant members of the community. pic.twitter.com/9Amhax3bL9
— Tailyr (@TailyrIrvine) January 29, 2017
Hundreds more descended on Boise Airport in Boise, Idaho, on Sunday.
Peaceful protest at Boise airport. Police on site. People chanting, and everyone seems relatively calm. pic.twitter.com/9JiAIYIdf4
— Chris Cruise (@ChrisCruise) January 29, 2017
— Indivisible Idaho (@IndivisibleID) January 30, 2017
People at Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah spontaneously started singing “America the Beautiful” during their protest on Saturday.
— Stephen (@_SaveFerris) January 29, 2017
A crowd gathered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the “No Walls in Tulsa” rally and march on Friday.
- Screenshot/Tulsa World
A few dozen protesters demonstrated at Louisville International Airport in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday.
— Chris Kenning (@chris_kenning) January 29, 2017
In Huntsville, Alabama, a group of clergy and community activists held a “Prayer for Tolerance” press conference Monday.
— Franklin White (@FranklinWAFF) January 30, 2017
Protesters in Knoxville, Tennessee, numbered in the dozens on Sunday.
From yesterday’s Pop Up protest showing Knoxville’s support for our immigrant neighbors and friends… pic.twitter.com/D1pKDM3Cku
— Knox County Dems (@KnoxDems) January 30, 2017