Thousands expected at ‘Families Belong Together’ march and rally in DC

Evan Golub via ZUMA

Evan Golub via ZUMA

The "Families Belong Togher" rally, one of hundreds scheduled across the nation, was to protest the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" border policy.

It's after the Trump administration's policy of separating families caught crossing the Mexican border illegally.

They wore shirts with slogans calling for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency responsible for deportations, as well as stopping cybercrime, counterfeit merchandise, criminal gangs and child sex predators.

Advocacy groups, activists and local residents gathered with signs that called for President Donald Trump's impeachment.

"When you have those moments - and a lot of us are having them now, of feeling overwhelmed and afraid and heartbroken about the state of affairs in our country - you have to speak out and come together with other people who care about this country doing the right things".

Thousands are expected to flood Boston's City Hall Plaza on Saturday for a rally against the Trump administration's separation of migrant families.

Directly across from the White House, demonstrators filled Lafayette Square park in an atmosphere of both indignation and sadness, before marching toward the Capitol. "And reunify the children with their parents". "We need to provide for these children", she said. But under President Barack Obama, Fresco said, officials felt it would be too cruel to present mothers with a Sophie's choice between turning their child over to refugee resettlement authorities, or keeping them detained.

In response to a federal court order, the Trump administration announced a new policy with regard to migrant families on Friday.

In New York City, Trump's hometown, thousands of marchers poured across the Brooklyn Bridge in sweltering 90-degree heat, chanting "shame!" and "Donald Trump must go!" "I have literally never seen Americans show up for immigrants like this", said Jess Morales Rocketto, political director at the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Tweeting from New Jersey on Saturday, Trump urged ICE agents to "not worry or lose your spirit".

"Honestly, I am blown away. I just don't see how a human being would do such a thing".

Nationwide, groups came together in city parks and downtown squares, while others converged on the worldwide bridge between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico. "To comply with the Ms. L injunction, the government will not separate families but detain families together during the pendency of immigration proceedings when they are apprehended at or between ports of entry and therefore subject to the Ms. L injunction".

People across many major towns and cities in the USA had been urged to gather under the slogan #familiesbelongtogether.

She said organizers have notified police about their plans and expect the rally to remain peaceful. Some 2,000 separated children are now under government care.

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