New York taxi drivers at John F. Kennedy International Airport responded to President Donald Trump’s immigration ban Friday with a strike.
According to social media postings, Saturday the New York Taxi Workers Alliance announced that there would be no pickups at JFK as a protest to the immigration ban from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.As reported by USA TODAY, many of the taxi drivers said Trump’s immigration plan is an attack on Muslims.
Although the original strike was slated for an hour, there is no word on how long it will actually last as it has continued into Sunday afternoon.
In response to the strike, Uber tweeted late Saturday that it would suspend surge pricing for rides to and from the airport. However, the tweet led to a protest of its own.
Users began to protest Uber for not supporting the strike at JFK. #ByeUber became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter as users shared screenshots of them deleting the application from their phone.