In 2017, a group of Yemeni convenience store owners in New York City went on strike to protest Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim ban. Almost exactly two years later, one of the organizers, Debbie Almontaser, explains how thousands of people came together in just 36 hours to fight back.

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