For Immediate Release: June 30, 2018
UPDATED: Hundreds of Thousands Rally and March at Families Belong Together Protests
Across the Nation and Around the Globe Today
Organizers Estimate 35,000 Attendees at Protests in D.C.; Over 60,000 Attendees in Chicago; Over 30,000 Attendees in NYC; Over 30,000 Attendees in San Francisco and Over 55,000 in Los Angeles
Over 780 Events by Local Organizers In All 50 States & Around the Globe Drew Additional Tens of Thousands of Attendees
Washington, DC—Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in cities large and small across the nation today at events organized by Families Belong Together to demand the end of family separation and detention, and calling for an end to Trump’s inhumane immigration policy. Organizers reported crowd counts for the largest events including 35,000 attendees at the anchor outside the White House in Washington, D.C. Chicago organizers reported over 60,000 attendees, while New York’s event drew over 30,000 attendees, San Francisco’s event drew over 30,000 attendees and preliminary estimates coming from L.A.’s event put the crowds at over 55,000 attendees and still growing as of 1:15 pm Pacific Time. These events were just a few of the over 787 sites for “Families Belong Together” protests happening nationwide and around the world today.
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