Protesters will rally at Orlando City Hall Saturday afternoon in opposition to President Donald Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Orlando protest is one of more than 700 satellite protests being organized across all 50 states as part of MoveOn’s “Families Belong Together” national day of action. The “anchor protest” will held at Lafayette Square in Washington.
“Donald Trump and his administration have cruelly separated children from their families,” the Families Belong Together RSVP page says. “We won’t allow it to continue — and we won’t let them put families into internment camps. On June 30, we’re rallying in Washington, D.C., and around the country to tell Donald Trump and his administration to stop separating kids from their parents!”
The Orlando protest will begin outside of City Hall, 400 S Orange Ave., at 2 p.m. and organizers say they will demand Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio “put people before party and sign on to support the ‘Families Belong Together act’ currently in the Senate with all 48 Democratic members and not a single Republican.”
The Facebook event page for the protest, which shows more than 650 people plan to attend, says “DACA recipients, local immigration activists, and others” will address attendees.
Another 30 protests are planned for other cities across the Sunshine State. A full listing of the protests can be found on the Families Belong Together website.