Citizen journalist Austen Fletcher traveled to Los Angeles International Airport last Monday to speak with the people protesting President Donald Trump's immigration executive order and found quite a few people who seemed to have no idea why they were even there.
Speaking to protesters standing outside the Tom Bradley international terminal, Fletcher began asking several of the protesters to explain their reason for being there, and asking them questions. One of the protesters said that Trump signed the executive order because of 9/11, but didn't include the right countries.
"He did it because of 9/11," the protester said. "But the countries that the terrorists were from aren't even in the ban."
Another protester agreed. "The countries that he is banning don't have — you know they're not the terrorists that came for 9/11." When Fletcher interjected to tell her that the terrorists behind the 9/11 terror attack did train in those countries included in the temporary travel ban, she responded, "Right, that's true, but they didn't come from those countries."
One woman claimed to have had "one-on-one conversations" with people from Syria, and said the American government is brainwashing people into believing bolstered terror claims. "You need to know exactly what sources you're getting your information from because if you ask anyone in Syria right now, they'll tell you that they had a perfectly fine democratic society," she said.
Fletcher reminded the woman that homosexual people in Syria are often violently killed, to which she responded with, "That's Syria!" The protester later told Fletcher she didn't vote in the presidential election.
27-year-old Fletcher told TheBlaze that he left his Wall Street job in New York to pursue his dreams in Los Angeles. He said he believes there are major problems in both the Democratic and Republican parties. "Exposing the humor in it is good for both sides," he said.