The Philippine Star
Trump immigration policy protesters flood US cities
WASHINGTON (AP) — They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: “No more children in cages,” and “What’s next? Concentration Camps?”
In major cities and tiny towns, hundreds of thousands of marchers gathered across the United States on Saturday, moved by accounts of children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border, in the latest act of mass resistance against US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
Protesters flooded more than 700 marches, from immigrantfriendly cities like New York and Los Angeles to conservative Appalachia and Wyoming.
They gathered on the front lawn of a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, near a detention center where migrant children were being held in cages, and on a street corner near Trump’s golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, where the president is spending the weekend.
Trump has backed away from family separations amid bipartisan and international uproar. His “zero tolerance policy” led officials to take more than 2,000 children from their parents as they tried to enter the country illegally, most of them fleeing violence, persecution or economic collapse in their home countries.
Those marching last Saturday demanded that the government quickly reunite the families that were already divided.