In Atlanta, Representative John Lewis, The Civil Rights Icon Who once marched with Rev. Martin Luther King Junior was blunt: "We have to get out and vote as if we've never voted," he said, shouting songs from the crowd , "Vote! Vote! Vote!"
He aroused the crowd by pleading with them: "D Do not give up, do not give up – keep marching on."
In the capital, thousands poured into Lafayette Square, opposite the White House, " We care "and" No Trump, No KKK "to sing. No fascist USA.
Protesters waving signs in English and Spanish.
A sign that sounds like a serious rebuke to a mother read in Spanish "Trump te Calmas o te calmo." Translation: "Calm down, Trump, or I will calm you down. "
Another sign said," Melania & Ivanka, stop child molestation.
While President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump avoided the chants in Washington, the protests followed them to their weekend retreat at Bedminster, NJ
Just a few miles from the Trump National Golf Course lined more than 100 protesters sided with a major New Jersey highway and waved anti-Trump signs calling, "Where are the children?"
Jack Gavin of West Caldwell, NJ, distributed miniature copies of the US Constitution, "Facts Matter" Pins and cold drinks He said he also plans to attend rallies in Newark and Clifton, NJ.
In Washington, Shelley Kohl, a retired business owner from Johnson City, Tennessee, said that she does not normally run politics, but the pictures of Their parents have motivated them to travel here for the protests.
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In Dallas, where hundreds went downtown to call for a clear family reunification plan, administrative policies separated A sign said simply, "November is coming."
In New York City, demonstrators chanted "Shame!" in a park in Manhattan. Episcopal Church Jenifer Gamber, 52, founded in 1965, said she hoped to send a clear signal to the elected officials for the opinion of the public on immigration.
"I am appalled by the treatment of asylum seekers in the US by the Trump government, which criminalises asylum seekers and separates families," said Gamber.
Among the organizers The Families Belong Together Coalition included the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the ACLU, Leadership Conference, and MoveOn.org.
"The Family Race gskrise is not over yet. We have a situation where the Trump administration seems to be arresting families, "said Karthik Ganapathy, a MoveOn.org spokesman.
Each state hosts at least one event." According to the website, Families Belong Together was California at least 80 guests on Saturday.
In Boston, the "Rally Against Family Separation" began with a morning walk from City Hall to Boston Common, where a major rally was held to protest Trump's ban on travelers from certain major Muslim populations.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Joe Kennedy III, both Democrats, were present.
A second demonstration on Saturday afternoon was scheduled for March Wellington Common Park to begin the South Bay House of Correction, a county jail In Boston, which houses undocumented persons, immigrants were arrested by federal officials.
Also in El Paso and Atlanta there were rallies and large and small communities in the morning.
Under the Protests:
– In Louisville, Kentucky, the protesters took refuge The hot heat in the Metro Hall. Art Baltes stood out from the crowd and paced with a banner in his hand under the sunshine: "Immigrants and refugees welcome."
Baltes from Louisville said his Catholic faith spurs him to attend the rally. "That's where it starts – our faith," he said. "We just want people to know that people in this city support immigrants and refugees."
– Abigail Taylor, a 37-year-old mother of three, said in Nashville she could not "pretend in good conscience that she did not do anything, and my family walks around as if nothing was wrong."
"The idea of someone taking them away without saying goodbye and they think I've left them breaks my heart," she said.
– In York, Pennsylvania, John Terlazzo sat cross-legged and carried a sign with a quote from Buddha stating, "Hate never stops hating." Asked why he attended the meeting, he said, "Because I'm well, this whole regime." It's an atrocity. And I do not care who you are, you do not mess with kids. "
– In Ithaca, New York, around 500 people turned to the Ithaca Commons to protest Trump's" zero tolerance "immigration policy and separation of the family.
Among the signs was a reading: Nazi Separated Families We will not do that. "
– In Onancock, Virginia, a city on the east bank with a population of under 1300, came about 60 people to a protest march and demonstration "Rally for the Children" organized by a grassroots committee.
Karen Mallard, former Democratic candidate for Congress, told the crowd: "We are in this mess because the citizens were not paying attention, so America is getting great again – we all participate, we all march and march is only the first Start. "
The nationwide rallies responded to the widespread desire of many Americans to oppose Trump's immigration policy, said Lorella Praeli, ACLU director of immigration policy and campaigning.
"This is our country, and if there is something that leads us in the wrong direction, we can not keep silent," Praeli said. "It is up to us to hold our elected officials to account, hold our President to account and demand action, so silence is complicity at that moment."
After Trump signed an executive order last week to end family divisions, a Californian judge ordered the Trump administration to reunite its separate migrant families Tuesday night.
There are 2,047 children who need to be accommodated in the same facility their parents within the next two to four weeks. But US law and a series of court rulings limiting the length of detention of minors will further complicate these associations.
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A CBS News poll of 18 June found that 67 percent of Americans found illegal immigrant children and parents at the border were "unacceptable".
Contribution: Nick Muscavage, in Bedminister, N.J .; Jordyn Paar, in Nashville; Shannon Hall, in Louisville; Matt Steekcer, in Ithaca, New York, Carol Vaughn of Onancock, Virginia, and Samantha Ruland, of York, Pennsylvania, USA TODAY Network
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