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Marching for Immigrant Family Rights – A Photo Essay

July 1, 2018

Eugene, Oregon, joined 700 cities and towns across America to protest Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy

We marched to the courthouse on June 30 to protest Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy regarding immigrants, but many also spoke against other aspects of his increasingly corrupt Administration.

Billed as the Families Belong Together rally, the organizers provided little direction about what we were to do. Steering a march through town to display our anger to the rest of Eugene seemed plausible. Instead, we stood in the 75-80 F weather to listen to too many speeches.

Earlier promotion of the event noted that Families Belong Together “opposes the cruel, inhumane and unjustified separation of children from their parents along the U.S. border with Mexico and at other ports of entry into the U.S.

The online message stated that “We protest the conditions in which these children are kept. We protest the irreversible trauma that has already been perpetrated on these children and their parents for the crime of seeking a better life.”

The crowd, one of 700 such protests across the United States, was unanimous in its support of that message. The signs said it all.

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