"That, to me, feels really, really significant".
It was a sentiment expressed around the country. Hundreds of marches took place on 30 June, in locations ranging from immigrant-friendly cities such as Los Angeles and NY to conservative Appalachia and Wyoming under the banner Families Belong Together.
Crowds in Washington also heard from the immigrant communities most directly affected by the Trump administration's policies and rhetoric. Drivers honked their horns in support. "There's nothing like a wounded animal", she said.
Thousands are expected to turn out for the protests, which are part of a nationwide "Families Belong Together" action, with an anchor protest in Washington D.C.'s Lafayette Park.
Since that policy was implemented in May, families have been routinely separated after apprehension. "Seeing everyone together for this cause, it's emotional".
With the zero tolerance policy now in tatters, the women are turning to an even bigger target, demanding the abolition of ICE and for the release of all illegal immigrants from detention.
"I think that every American, Republican and Democrat, just has to try and imagine what that looks like, to have a six-month-old baby taken from your breast", she said.
People across many major towns and cities in the U.S. had been urged to gather under the slogan #familiesbelongtogether. "We will not stop until all the families are judged by the content of their character and not the possession of a legal piece of paper", she said before leading a loud chant: "Trump, where's your heart!" They carried signs reading: "No more children in cages", and "What's next?"
The Los Angeles march will be the second major demonstration focused on the Trump administration's immigration policy to be held within a week downtown, following a series of protests and rallies that occurred Tuesday when Attorney General Jeff Sessions came to town for a speech.
Trump is spending the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and won't be home during the protest.
"To the great and courageous men and women of ICE, do not worry or lose your spirit", Trump tweeted.
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Tens of thousands of protesters marched in cities across the United States on Saturday to demand the Trump administration reverse an immigration crackdown that has separated children from parents at the U.S-Mexico border and sparked plans for military-run detention camps.
"I'm not a radical, and I'm not an activist", said Kate Sharaf, a Portland co-organiser. MoveOn, CHIRLA, the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, the Women's March LA Foundation and the Council on American- Islamic Relations were among the many groups participating.
Immigrant advocacy groups say they're thrilled to see the issue gaining traction. Another pair of women handed them "Return the Children" wristbands, one in Bastian's size and one for his mom.
"I go to a church that's 90 percent migrant families", she said.
Other protesters converged on the worldwide bridge that carries traffic between El Paso and Juarez, Mexico.
"They are great!" he tweeted.
Marchers took to the streets in Raleigh, North Carolina; Louisville, Kentucky; Pittsburgh; Houston; cities in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, as well as Antler, North Dakota, population 27.
"When our national policies mean taking children away from their parents, that's what prompted the sign", Burghduf said.
"Those children that they are incarcerating and separating, they are our future generations". "When children are held in government custody apart from their primary caregivers for long periods, they suffer profound and long-lasting injury", reads the lawsuit cited by Buzzfeed.
The city's Democratic mayor took the microphone and declared they were there to "resist", and the crowd erupted in a roar.