In the United States, tens of thousands of people have joined nationwide protests across the country over the Trump administration’s hardline immigration policies. More than 630 events were planned, with protesters calling for migrant families split at the US border to be reunited. Major protests took place in Washington DC, New York, and many other cities. Marchers held placards calling for no more family separations and for the controversial immigration agency ICE to be abolished.
Some 2,000 children remain separated from their parents, despite President Donald Trump bowing to public outrage and curtailing the policy. Faced with a massive public outcry after recordings were published of distressed, crying children in detention centres, President Trump promised to “keep families together” in migrant detention centres.