About 600 people coming from 47 states by all possible routes of planes, buses and cars gathered inside a senate office building in DC protesting against the President Donald Trump’s Immigration policy and its cruel consequences on the migrant families after which they were arrested.
The majority of the protester includes the white women chanting loudly against the Trump’s administration policy. Thus, it gives a glimpse on what will happen on Saturday when several rallies were planned from coast to coast.
The protest was organised basically by two liberal groups, Centre for popular democracy and Women’s March who continued to raise their voice for the consecutive two hours.
The political adviser for the Women’s March, Winnie Wong said the crowd’s anger will translate into the energy they need to see at the ballot box in November when control of the Congress will be at stake.
An Indian Origin protestor Rep. Pramila Jayapal said, “We’re here to fight for our families to be free, to fight for the ability of our kids to be with their parents- not in cages, not in prison, but able to live their lives free, safe and secure”.
With the zero-tolerance policy, the government started prosecuting all the migrants who are caught entering into the country without any authorization but adding more, Donald Trump have separated children from their detained parents under public pressure and around 2000 are still being held.
The protest was started at Freedom Plaza with hundreds of women gathered in white while carrying signs protesting the immigration policy.
One of the women among the protestor who resides in All Souls Church after the protest said, “I have two kids and as a white mother, there is almost no circumstances they would be taken from me ever. I was awake one night because I couldn’t sleep thinking about all those mothers and terrified children”.
Earlier, 52 Indians were caged in Washington under the Trump’s zero-tolerance policy and were forced to reside in the most inhuman conditions.