WASHINGTON — American citizens gathered in cities across the country today to protest a new travel ban by the U.S. government that will not allow holders of U.S. passports to travel to North Korea. Numerous reports suggest crowds in the tens of thousands gathered in over a dozen cities, including New York, Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles.
North Korea is the only country to which American citizens are banned from traveling. The move comes after U.S. citizen Otto Warmbier died while in North Korean custody.
Ross Browning, from Washington D.C., was one of the protestors.
“We are the land of the free and home of the brave, not the land of the enslaved and home of the weak,” Browning said. “The world is ours. If we want to travel to North Korea, we ought to be able to. The American government should not encroach on that right.”
President Trump reportedly dismissed the protestors. “What protests?” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.