Here's basically how our evening went: We had a fine Saturday, had friends over for brunch, went for a walk, got a few things at the store.
Around 5 pm I sat down at my computer and signed on to Facebook. I immediately saw a post about an "emergency protest" at the O' Hare airport, as some Muslim families were being detained as they were coming off the plane. There were lawyers there trying to get them out and activists were gathering to protest.
Miguel and I talked it over for a minute, put on our shoes and were headed out the door by 5:15.
At the train stop we saw several groups of people holding signs and many of the women were wearing their pink hats from the women's march last weekend.
People had many signs and Miguel and I both had tears in our eyes as the chanting started:
"Muslims are welcome here"!
"You build a wall, we'll tear it down"!
"Si Se puede!"
"A people united will never be divided!"
"No hate! No fear! Refugees are welcome here!"
"Let them in! Let them in!"
"First they came for the Muslims and we said Not Today, Motherf****r!"
The arrivals area filled up and people spilled into the street, blocking the cars. The glass walkways between the terminals were filled with folks carrying signs.
There was plenty of security and police and they were respectful and mostly directing foot traffic so passengers could get through. We ended up leaving after about two hours, as it was pretty cold outside and I had to work the next day. People were still arriving as we left and we handed over our sign to the new comers.
On our way home we saw online that a judge had granted a stay, blocking part of the ban. My heart felt better than it had in days.
We've determined that political action is the only cure for the Trump Blues!