— Southwest Airlines is revoking a permit that allowed it to host a large “anti-immigrant” demonstration in its Seattle-to-Los Angeles flight hub.
The permit was granted in February and was revoked Monday after a group of “anti immigrants” held a peaceful rally outside the aircraft terminal.
They also called for the deportation of people who have immigrated to the U.S. The group held a rally on the evening of the March 4, 2017 rally.
The group was protesting Southwest’s decision to stop offering a “limited amount of food, drinks and snacks to passengers,” according to a statement from the group.
Southwest issued a statement saying it had “no choice” but to cancel the permit, and “we regret this decision.”
Southwest said it will not honor the permit for the event and has been removing “anti language” from its website.
The event, which was scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., was canceled because of safety concerns.
A Southwest spokeswoman said the company was notified that a large group of people could be disruptive to the airport.
The company said it is working with local law enforcement to prevent similar events in the future.