Current Events Breakdown: Friday, February 3rd 2017
This week in news: Trump imposes so-called, “Muslim-ban”, Yemeni bodega owners go on strike, Italy and Libya strike deal on migrant crisis, man shot at Louvre, and the Super Bowl!
Trump recently signed his executive order banning entry from several majority-Muslim countries for 90 days. The countries include: Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Yemen. Diplomats are exempt from the ban, however dual-nationals and some green-card holders are not allowed in.
On Thursday, Yemeni bodega owners went on strike and protested at Borough Hall. This was due to Trump’s recent executive order, and many Yemeni people living here in Brooklyn have been cut off from their families. Most of the bodega owners are U.S. citizens, and are now not allowed to visit their families abroad.
Italy and Libya Deal
Italy and Libya recently agreed on a deal on the migrant crisis. Italy will help fund the Libyan coast guard program, and also donate money. Italy is also urging the EU to help out as well, but talks are still going on.
A man shouting, “Allahu Akhbar,” was shot at the Louvre by a soldier. The man who was shot is in critical condition after trying to enter the Louvre’s shopping center supposedly with the intent of terrorism.
This weekend marks the Super Bowl 51 between the Patriots and the Falcons!