In new York, about 3 thousand people protesting against imposed by US President Donald trump measures to restrict entry into the country and policies on sexual minorities, gathered on Saturday, February 4, at the famous gay club Stonewall on the South-West of Manhattan, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
Gay bar, which opened 50 years ago, is a cult for the LGBT movement in the United States. In 1969, police raids in the institution led to massive street protests, which unofficially considered the beginning of the gay rights movement.
In gay club sounded the same slogans that the last few days, when there were protests: “Everyone is welcome”, “We are all immigrants”. Some protesters came with placards of rainbow colors, calling “resist intolerance”. Others had posters with inscriptions: “I am an immigrant, I’m gay, I’m proud of it”.
Many of the protesters fear the discrimination of gays on the part of trump. While religious conservatives are hoping that the new President will repeal the decree of his predecessor, Barack Obama, forbids any discrimination against gays and lesbians in the workplace.
27 Jan trump has signed a decree banning entry to the country to citizens of seven countries where Islam is the dominant religion of Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somalia and the Sudan. Also at 120 days were suspended the admission of refugees from Syria.
This decision has caused mixed reactions not only in the US but around the world. In some cities there were mass protests. 3 Feb Federal judge James Robart lifted restrictions on travel to the United States citizens of seven countries, fell under the decree of the trump.