ABC, Fox News, WNYC, Al Jazeera, and more: Compilation of media coverage on “City of Refuge”

Activists set up inflatable rafts holding the pictures and stories of refugees
in front of the Trump Building on Wall Street, as part of a day of action
to draw attention to their plight. (Annmarie Fertoli / WNYC News)

“City of Refuge” was a 24-hour program of actions protesting abuse and discrimination against refugees both in the U.S. and abroad. Organized by numerous citywide groups, Tuesday’s actions included education workshops, a demonstration outside the Wall Street Trump building, and an outdoor candlelight vigil at Trinity, where demonstrators held battery-powered tea lights and listened as clergy members read aloud the names of scores of refugees who had recently lost their lives while searching for a new home.  Media coverage by various local, national and international media organizations is below.

FOX 5: Refugees set up camp at Trinity Church to protest Trump

WABC-TV: Immigration rally at Trinity Church kicks off 24 hours of action

Al Jazeera: English Live Video on City of Refuge

The Upstander: Immigrant Groups Launch 24 Hours Of Action Against Refugee Ban

Photo credit: Scott Heins/Gothamist

Gothamist: Activists Form Temporary Tent City In The Financial District To Support Global Refugees

WNYC: 24 Hours of Actions to Support Immigrants, Refugees

Guerrilla Journalism: Immigrant-activists in 24-hours of New York “City of Refugee” Protests

BuzzFeed World: New Yorkers are marching for “24-Hour Action For Refugees.” They’re calling for an end to the refugee ban and to defend those with temporary protected status.