Tito Jackson: ‘This Is the Beginning of the Second American Revolution’

The mayoral candidate joined protestors at Logan Airport.

Mayoral candidate Tito Jackson joined the demonstrators gathered at Logan Airport Saturday night to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim nations.

Jackson said he refused to “accept money that has strings attached to it,” referring to the Trump administration’s threat to strip federal funding from cities who offer so-called “sanctuary city” protections to undocumented immigrants.

“We’re here to let Donald Trump know that hate is not going to win, and love rules in Boston, love rules in Massachusetts, and love rules in the United States of America,” Jackson said. “Our economy is built by immigrants in this region.”

Jackson said he opposed a Muslim registry in Massachusetts. Gov. Charlie Baker, conspicuously absent from last week’s Women’s March and Sunday’s rally in Copley Square, said through a spokesperson that he opposes Trump’s travel ban, and would instead prefer to see the federal government improve its existing vetting practices.

“This is the home of the first American Revolution, and right now ladies and gentlemen, this is the beginning of the second American Revolution,” Jackson said. “It’s a revolution of hope. It’s a revolution of love. And it’s a revolution of unity, and it’s a revolution that says that we have to support each other in every segment.”

Mayor Marty Walsh, Jackson’s opponent come November, arrived at Logan several hours after the District 7 city councillor.