On Saturday night, thousands of protesters around the country flooded airports to speak out against President Donald Trump’s newly signed executive order barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The New York Taxi Workers Alliance quickly showed its support, calling on social media for drivers to avoid John F. Kennedy International Airport between 6 and 7 pm Eastern Time on Saturday.
It was revealed that Uber’s CEO is a Trump supporter, which has caused more backlash. People have taken to Twitter in droves with the #deleteuber hashtag. Meanwhile, Lyft, their primary competitor has donated to the ALCU in response to the #MuslimBan and are inviting people to join their service.
See some of the tweets below.
uber is the textbook example of a business blinded by greed and driven by profits. let this be a lesson in accountability. #DeleteUber
— josh (@marino_x) January 29, 2017
— The FADER (@thefader) January 29, 2017
— SmithMediaStrategies (@SmithMediaNY) January 29, 2017
— Asedeygo (@asedey_go) January 29, 2017
— Ghita Benslimane (@GhitaTweets) January 29, 2017