SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators protested outside the offices of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s office in San Francisco Tuesday banging drums and chanting “Stop taking children!” and “The people are rising, no more compromising!”
The group of about 500 gathered Tuesday amid a growing uproar over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.
Some are holding signs that read “Refugees In, ICE Out” and “Keep Families Together.”
Nadine Skinner says she came from Alameda, across the San Francisco Bay, to protest because she is a second generation American whose family fled Europe to escape the Nazis.
The Stanford PhD student says she has been studying human rights abuses around the world, including Central America, and that seeing children being separated from their parents has been “absolutely devastating.”
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