Immigration Rallies Held in Rhode Island
Across the country, Americans of all ages took to the streets Saturday to say 'Families Belong Together.'
By: Scott Cook
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- Across the country, Americans of all ages took to the streets Saturday to say 'Families Belong Together.'
This coming some two months after the Trump Administration implemented it's zero tolerance policy.
At least two major rallies happened in Rhode Island Saturday, one in Cranston and one at the State House.
Hundreds of people turned up at the State House lawn for an impromptu protest.
The protesters, like those across the country Saturday, demanding an end to the zero tolerance policy.
Signs and megaphones made their way to the State House lawn, and while there were no set speakers, a number of people from all different faiths and races addressed the crowd about their concerns of detaining families at the border.
A similar gathering happened outside of the US Customs and Border Protection building in Cranston later Saturday afternoon.
Earlier this week, a federal judge ordered to halt most family separations at the border and reunite families.
Children under the age of 5 are set to be reunited with their parents in 14 days, while children over 5 are set to be reunited within 30 days.
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