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'Families Belong Together' rallies happen across the country

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RICHLAND: Fighting for families to stay together; Today thousands of people took part in protests around the country speaking out against President Trump's zero tolerance immigration policy.

From coast to coast, thousands gathered Saturday to protest the separation and detention of migrant families at the U.S Mexico border.

The protesters are calling for the over two-thousand children still separated from their families to be reunited.

Carrying signs and chanting through the streets, demonstrators proved they won't give up until the children are back with their parents.

Here in Washington, 'Families Belong Together' rallies were held across the state, including a rally in Kennewick this afternoon and in Richland at the John Dam Plaza. At today's event, two protesters say they're taking a stand against President Trump's zero tolerance and explain their reasoning behind that.

"This is not humanitarian. It's also unconstitutional. Even those who are not citizens of the United States have constitutional rights," said participant Rick Pollard.

Another local protestor speaks out:

"I am outraged by a policy that is for kidnapping and abusing children," said Randy Slovic.

President Trump issued an executive order earlier this month to end family separations at the border, but many families have not been reunited yet.

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