(CNBC) — Uber found itself caught in the middle of the storm created by the travel ban imposed by the Trump administration, as angry customers accused the company of attempting to profit from a taxi driver work stoppage.

On Saturday the New York City Taxi Workers Alliance, a cab driver advocacy group, called for a temporary halt to rides heading to John F. Kennedy airport. Several immigrant detainees were being held at a terminal there before being released after a judge intervened to block parts of Trump’s executive order, and the group sought to rally drivers in support.

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