Mr Alshabbi is one of thousands of Yemeni grocers holding a shutdown in protest against President Donald Trump's far-reaching USA entry ban.

A group of Yemeni business owners plan to shut down their delis, grocery stores and bodegas across New York City in protest of President Donald Trump's travel ban on people hailing from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Yemen.

New York's Yemeni community, one of the groups affected by the Trump administration's executive order banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, has chose to protest.

The strike was scheduled for noon to 8 p.m. today - a time set intentionally later in the day in consideration of the morning breakfast rush. At least a thousand were expected to join the shutdown.

Along with the strike, there will be a rally tomorrow evening at 5:15 p.m.at the Brooklyn Borough Hall.

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"This shutdown of grocery stores and bodegas will be a public show of the vital role these grocers and their families play in New York's economic and social fabric", the organisers wrote on their Facebook page.

Adnan Alshabbi owns a 24-hour bodega in NY - a haven for 4am sandwich-seekers.

On Saturday, New York City cab drivers - another with a heavy presence of immigrants - refused to drive to the city's airports in protest over Trump's order. The program will begin with the Muslim call for prayer and a public sundown prayer by Muslim rally participants.

Some of the bodega owners are American citizens, like Mr Alshabbi. "We have nowhere else to go", Mr Alshabbi told Buzzfeed. Aljomai said a few members of his extended family have felt the heat of Trump's executive action: His cousin is stuck in Egypt because he holds a green card and is awaiting legal counsel on how to best get back to the United States.


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