Three students and two D.C. residents were arrested in the lobby of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Tuesday morning during a protest against President Donald Trump’s latest executive order, ABC7 reported Tuesday.
All five were part of a group that opposed the immigration policy, saying that it unfairly targets Muslim immigrants, according to the ABC affiliate. The group held signs that said #nomuslimban and “You are welcome here,” giving speeches and chanting.
University spokeswoman Maralee Csellar said in an email that she did not have any information about the incident.
Trump announced his new executive order on Monday that will ban new visas from being issued to travelers from six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. The ban would not impact people who have green cards or visas at the time the order was signed.
The president’s earlier executive order that banned travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations sparked fear from GW students and faculty. One student was grounded in Iran due to the ban and was unable to begin his semester at GW.