- Pam Zubeck
- Locals came out under threatening skies to protest Trump’s immigration policies.
Roughly 400 people gathered under threatening skies on June 30 to oppose the Trump administration's separation of immigrant parents from their children at the border. It was one of more than 700 rallies held nationwide that were organized by Families Belong Together, and backed by Moveon.org, the American Civil Liberties Union, National Domestic Workers Alliance and the Leadership Conference.
Tens of thousands marched in major cities, such as New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, but smaller cities also made a showing. Tiny Antler, North Dakota, population 27, held a rally, as did people in Valdez, Alaska, home to less than 4,000.
Many who attended the Springs rally carried signs proclaiming opposition to breaking up families and failing to grant asylum to immigrants fleeing violence and political persecution. One sign said, "Keep the kids, deport the racist!!" Another said, "Today we march, tomorrow we vote."