Families Belong Together marches could draw hundreds of thousands of people to the streets in all 50 states Saturday to protest the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy, organizers say. Two of those arrested included actress Susan Sarandon and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, who serves the 7th Congressional District of Washington state.
Wearing stickers that said "Deport Trump", and "F**k Trump" shirts, the protestors chanted slogans like "No ban no wall, America is home to all".
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". Trump signed an executive order last week halting the separations.More news: French Grand Prix 2018
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The Democratic senator Jeff Merkley of OR, who was one of the first to draw attention to children being held in detention camps along the border after being separated from their parents, appeared before the crowd. ICE, of course, refers to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
Senator Elizabeth Warren cheers on demonstrators. So did the Democrats Kirsten Gillibrand of NY and Edward Markey of MA.
The women first demonstrated outside the Justice Department before marching to the Capitol, where they took over the atrium and mezzanine of the Hart Senate Office Building.