Millions March Around US To Speak Out Against Trump Administration's Separation Of Families

The Trump administration's family separation policy has reignited the resistance.

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| July 01 2018,

5:41 pm

The nation continues to tear itself apart as the Trump administration backtracks on its harsh immigration policy separating migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico borders.

On Saturday, hundreds of American cities hosted marches aimed at pushing the Trump administration to reunite the families who have already been separated.

There have been estimates of more than 2,300 children were taken from their families as part of President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy in which people entering the U.S. illegally faced being prosecuted. After the outcry from the Left and some on the Right, Trump signed an executive order to halt the policy.

Young children and teens were placed in facilities in border states while family members were provided with little information on how to retrieve their children. NBC News reports upwards of 600 marches took place in liberal cities like Los Angeles to more conservative states like Wyoming.  

Celebrities and politicians took the stage at events around the country to speak out against the policy. Singer Alicia Keys told thousands in Washington, D.C., she couldn't imagine losing her son Egypt like so many others lost their sons.

Civil rights legend and U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia was on hand at a protest in Atlanta reminding fellow marchers that America can do better.

"As a nation and a people we can do better," Lewis said. "Don’t give up. Don’t give in. Keep marching."

Director Ava DuVernay and actresses Kerry Washington and Tracee Ellis Ross encouraged their fans to take to the streets to call out the administration.