Comcast Employees: “Immigrants Are Welcome Here”
About 48 hours after plans of a protest began to spread over an internal Slack channel, more than 600 Comcast employees in Philadelphia took to the streets on Thursday afternoon to protest Trump’s recent ban on refugees and migrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
For many of the attendees and organizers, the afternoon march from Comcast Plaza to City Hall was their first demonstration. They chanted, “Immigration, Innovation” and held up signs marked with “#techhasnowalls” and “#include.” After about 40 minutes of marching in solidarity and sharing personal stories about immigration, the crowd of engineers and technologists made its way back to the Comcast Center. Here are some scenes from the march.
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