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NYC business owners plan massive shutdown to protest Trump travel ban

An American flag is seen next to a closed sign on a business in the Mission District as thousands closed their businesses to protest for immigrant rights May 1, 2006 in San Francisco, California. (Image source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hundreds of New York City business owners will close their doors Thursday in protest of President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel to the U.S. from people in seven countries in the Middle East.

The group of Yemeni business owners, who run delis, grocery stores and bodegas throughout the nation's largest city, will lock their doors at noon and remain closed until 8 p.m. Thursday, WNBC-TV reported.

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