On April 11th, The Daily Herald reports:
At a rally Tuesday evening outside the United terminal, activists blasted the airlines and authorities for racial profiling.
Dao was “dragged out like an animal,” said Inhe Choi, executive director of the Hana Center, which advocates for Korean-Americans and immigrants. The action reflects “a pattern of people of color being profiled. These aren’t the friendly skies, they’re the unacceptable skies,” Choi said.
Others criticized aviation police for escalating a situation with no cause.
Dao wasn’t “drunk, he wasn’t violent,” said Ahmed Rehab, of CAIR Chicago. “Yet he was subjected to the worst type of brutality.”