A thousand gather in Helena to protest Trump administration immigration policy

Around a thousand people filled Women’s Park Saturday morning for Helena’s Families Belong Together March.

It was one of numerous gatherings nationwide. At least eight events took place in Montana, with protests also happening in Great Falls, Missoula, Bozeman, Billings, Kalispell, Livingston and Libby. The target was the Trump administration’s immigration policy, specifically the separation of children from their families for those arriving at the southern border.

The Montana Human Rights Network helped to organize Saturday’s event in Helena, and co-director Rachel Carroll Rivas told those gathered that the goal is an end to the separation of families, the reunification of families whose children have already been removed, the end to the zero-tolerance detention of families who are seeking asylum, and a passage of a clean DREAM Act.

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