'Families Belong Together' Marches Protest Trump Immigration Policies Nationwide

Glen Norman
June 30, 2018

The protest was organized and promoted by Women's March, the same group that mounted a massive protest effort past year shortly after President Donald Trump took office.

One woman who did not give her name told Breitbart News that she took part in the protest because she was "worried that democracy was dying".

The largest demonstration on Thursday saw the 90-ft atrium of the Senate Hart Office building overrun by hundreds of women who sat on the floor pumping their fists in the air.

Trump and Congress have struggled to resolve a crisis that has seen more than 2,000 children separated from their migrant parents since the administration announced a "zero-tolerance" border policy in early May. Trump reversed that policy last week, through protest organizers said they plan to go on with the events nationwide in a unified rebuke of the administration's treatment of immigrants.

Senator Elizabeth Warren cheers on demonstrators.

House Democrat Pramila Jayapal was among those arrested as she called for others to join the demonstrations.

In all, Capitol police arrested at least 575 women for the misdemeanor offense of unlawfully demonstrating in the Capitol. The police said those arrested were being released after they were processed.

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. Kirsten Gillibrand of NY, and Sen.

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