1,000 NYC bodegas will close today to protest Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’

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What would a day without a Yemeni look like? That’s what New York will find out when 1,000 Yemeni grocery stores close their doors on Thursday in protest of President Trump’s travel ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries.

From noon until 8 p.m., Yemeni-owned and run bodegas and groceries across the five boroughs will demonstrate “a public show of the vital role these grocers and their families play in New York’s economic and social fabric and, during this period, grocery store owners will spend time with their families and loved ones to support each other; many of these families have been directly affected by the ban,” according to organizers.

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