Thousands join in Families Belong Together march in Houston

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HOUSTON — Houstonians packed the streets Saturday morning for what leaders across the country are calling Families Belong Together, a national day of action.

Thousands showed up at city hall to protest the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy, specifically the separation and detention of families along the U.S.-Mexico border.

With self-made posters in hand, the crowds marched a few blocks to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s office.

Although keeping families together was the motivation for the gathering, many speakers took the opportunity to advocate for other adjacent topics such as abolishing ICE, rejecting the Muslim travel ban and calling for the humane treatment of all people.

The Bayou City’s diversity was on full display as families brought their children to the protest to hear the message voiced by various advocacy groups.

With Houston possibly being a site for an immigrant detention center in the near future, the protest probably won’t be the last we see.

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