Demonstration in DC protests separation of families at US border

Close to 200 women gathered outside of the United States Customs and Border Protection headquarters in D.C. on Tuesday to protest Trump's immigration policy. (Photo by Don Squires)
Close to 200 women gathered outside of the United States Customs and Border Protection headquarters in D.C. on Tuesday to protest Trump’s immigration policy. (Courtesy Don Squires) (Photo by Don Squires)
A large group of women chanted "let the children go...now" and spoke against President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy outside of the United States Customs and Border Protection headquarters in D.C. on Tuesday. (Photo by Don Squires)
A large group of women chanted “let the children go … now” and spoke against President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy outside of the United States Customs and Border Protection headquarters in D.C. on Tuesday. (Courtesy Don Squires) (Photo by Don Squires)
A group of women clergy members  gathered in D.C. to protest the separation of parents and children at the U.S border. (Photo by Don Squires)
A group of women clergy members gathered in D.C. to protest the separation of parents and children at the U.S border. (Courtesy Don Squires) (Photo by Don Squires)
Close to 200 women gathered outside of the United States Customs and Border Protection headquarters in D.C. on Tuesday to protest Trump’s immigration policy. (Courtesy Don Squires) (Photo by Don Squires)
A large group of women chanted "let the children go...now" and spoke against President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy outside of the United States Customs and Border Protection headquarters in D.C. on Tuesday. (Photo by Don Squires)
A large group of women chanted “let the children go … now” and spoke against President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy outside of the United States Customs and Border Protection headquarters in D.C. on Tuesday. (Courtesy Don Squires) (Photo by Don Squires)
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Close to 200 women gathered outside of the United States Customs and Border Protection headquarters in D.C. on Tuesday to protest Trump's immigration policy. (Photo by Don Squires)
A large group of women chanted "let the children go...now" and spoke against President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy outside of the United States Customs and Border Protection headquarters in D.C. on Tuesday. (Photo by Don Squires)
A group of women clergy members  gathered in D.C. to protest the separation of parents and children at the U.S border. (Photo by Don Squires)
A large group of women chanted "let the children go...now" and spoke against President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy outside of the United States Customs and Border Protection headquarters in D.C. on Tuesday. (Photo by Don Squires)

WASHINGTON — Women clergy members gathered outside of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters Tuesday in D.C. to protest President Trump’s immigration policy.

Close to 200 women gathered there to voice their opposition to the separation of parents and children at the U.S border. The group chanted “let the children go … now” and spoke against Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy.

The administration’s policy has taken 2,342 minors away from adults who were arrested trying to come into the U.S. illegally between May 5 and June 9, according to Homeland Security officials.

The demonstrators said they’re sending a letter with thousands of signatures to Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen.

Families Belong Together is planning protests in D.C. and across the country on June 30 to bring attention to the policy.

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