President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning travel into the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries sparked heated protests at airports across the country after it was signed Friday.
The order affects migrant and refugee travel into the United States from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.
As some citizens of the affected countries were detained at airports, thousands of people gathered from Los Angeles to New York to protest the order, which many are calling a "Muslim ban."
Trump clarified the order in a statement issued Sunday.
"To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting," the president's statement said. "This is not about religion — this is about terror and keeping our country safe. There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this order."
Here are 12 images of the people's traction to Trump's travel ban:
Protestors crowd the sidewalks at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport to denounce U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order, which restricts refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 29, 2017. (Tami Chappell/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters are surrounded by police officers and travelers as they pass through an exit of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Dozens of demonstrators marched in and around the main terminal at Portland International Airport, to protest President Donald Trump's order restricting immigration into the U.S., Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. (Mike Zacchino/The Oregonian via AP)
Protesters gather at the international arrivals area of the Washington Dulles International Airport to greet passengers after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order which barred citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the U.S. for the next 90 days. (Leigh Vogel/Sipa via AP Images)
A protester holds a sign at San Francisco International Airport during a demonstration to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order that bars citizens of seven predominantly Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
A young girl joins hundreds of people opposed to President Donald Trump's executive order barring entry to the U.S. by Muslims from certain countries as they demonstrate at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Demonstrators yell slogans during anti-Donald Trump travel ban protests outside Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., January 29, 2017. (Charles Mostoller/Reuters)
Demonstrators protest against President Trump's executive immigration ban at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on January 28, 2017. (Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images)
A young woman holds a sign at the International Arrival gate as she protests against the travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump's executive order, at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Dallas, Texas, U.S. January 29, 2017. (Laura Buckman/Reuters)
Protesters hold signs during a rally against President Donald Trump's executive order on Muslim immigration, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in downtown Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City. (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
Protesters stand together at the Miami International Airport against the executive order that President Donald Trump signed clamping down on refugee admissions and temporarily restricting travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries on January 29, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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