- Associated Press - Sunday, January 29, 2017

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities at Raleigh-Durham International Airport say they had to stop a protest about President Trump’s travel barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries into the U.S. for safety reasons because so many people showed up.

Officials tell multiple media outlets that more than 1,000 people arrived at RDU to protest Sunday after a permit was issued for 150 people. People began gathering about 1 p.m., and officials ended the protest about two hours later.

The RDU Airport Authority issued the permit and established a designated area for the event outside Terminal 2, on the south end of the upper level curb.

Airport officials said no one was arrested and described the protest as peaceful.

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