Capitol Police charge almost 600 people protesting Trump immigration policies


Almost 600 people were arrested at a protest organized by Women's March in Washington, D.C. Demonstrators began marching outside of the Justice Department and a Senate building Thursday to oppose migrant family separations and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.

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Hundreds of women from almost all 50 states gathered in Washington, D.C., Thursday to protest the Trump administration's detention of migrant families through the "zero tolerance" policy.

About 575 people, mostly women, were charged with demonstrating unlawfully.

- Eight protesters were arrested outside an ICE building in Portland, Oregon, that has been closed because of a round-the-clock demonstration.

Wearing stickers that said "Deport Trump", and "F**k Trump" shirts, the protestors chanted slogans like "No ban no wall, America is home to all".

Daily images are still emerging of distraught immigrant children separated from parents and not yet reunited, despite an executive order last week ending the policy of summarily tearing families apart and arresting the adults after anyone is caught crossing the border illegally.

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"These folks are out here fighting for the core principles of our nation, and I applaud them for it", Merkley said in an interview.

As Senate workers peered down from the floors above, protesters shouted "abolish ICE" and "We care", in reference to the jacket first lady Melania Trump wore before boarding Air Force One on a visit to an immigration detention facility in Texas.

As the marchers passed the Trump International Hotel, which is run by the president's company, they chanted, "Shame!"

Senator Elizabeth Warren cheers on demonstrators.

Three U.S. congressmen were arrested past year for protesting President Trump's immigration policies, according to the Los Angeles Times.

"Their parents shouldn't even be locked up", Fudoli said.

Dozens of social justice groups were mobilizing their ranks to participate in the Families Belong Together protests this week, including Planned Parenthood, Win Without War, and National Nurses United.