Families Belong Together Crowd Size: Photos of Immigration Rallies’ Turnout Around the Country

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Today, people gathered across the country to protest recent immigration policies in the United States. Thousands of people marched despite the extreme heat, seeking for their voices to be heard. More than 700 rallies are taking place today. Read on to learn more about how many people are attending the rallies today and see crowd photos from across the country. This is a developing story. Did you attend a rally today? Let us know how it went in the comments below.

The rallies were funded and supported by the ACLU, MoveOn.org, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and The Leadership Conference. Local organizers were also heavily involved in the planning and networking, The Globe and Mail reported.


Photos of Rally Turnouts Around the Country

Each state had at least one event, USA Today reported, with some having as many as 30. California led the pack with 80 events on Saturday. Read on to learn about the crowd size in various events around the country, and see photos. These aren’t in alphabetical order. If you’re seeking a particular city or state, just run a search for that name.

In Washington, D.C., organizers speculated that at least 30,000 people were participating in the rally today, but that number has since been upgraded to 50,000.

In Chicago, Illinois, thousands gathered in Daley Plaza at 11 a.m. for a rally. They began marching through the Loop at noon.

In New York, thousands gathered to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. Marchers chanted “shame” and “shut detention down” as they marched.

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Protesters also gathered at the ICE building in Foley Square, New York.

In Dallas, Texas, marchers carried signs that read “November is coming” and “Compassion not cruelty.” Hundreds joined the march in downtown Dallas, many wearing white clothing and carrying protest signs.

In Portland, Oregon, organizers expected at least 5,000 people to participate.

In El Paso, Texas, an estimated 1,500 people joined the Families Belong together rally at the PDN Port of Entry.

In Atlanta, Georgia, Rep. John Lewis attended the local  rally. “Don’t give up, don’t give in, keep marching,” he told the crowd.

In Boston, Massachusetts, protesters marched from City Hall to Boston Common for a rally. Boston was then hosting a second demonstration in the afternoon, marching from Wellington Common Park to the South Bay House of Correction. A massive crowd of thousands participated.

In Louisville, Kentucky, hundreds of protesters gathered at Metro Hall and marched in the city, gathering in front of the ICE building.

In Nashville, Tennessee, protesters gathered in droves and marched across the city.

Nearly 500 people gathered in Ithaca, New York, which included a teach-in.

In Onancock, Virginia 60 people showed up in a town of under 1,300.

Sacramento, California had a massive turnout too.

Salt Lake City, Utah also had an impressive turnout of more than 2,000 people.

Tiny Viroqua, Wisconsin had quite a few people show up.

Here’s what it looked like in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. 

In Carlsbad, New Mexico, about 100 people showed up.


What Do the ‘Families Belong Together’ Rallies Want?

People participating in Families Belong Together have three demands, WRAL reported. They want migrant families immediately reunited. They want an end to family detentions. And they want an end to President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance policy.


Just How Many Rallies Are Taking Place Across the Country & Where?

Are you curious just how many rallies were in the country today? Here’s a list of every city where a rally took place, as provided by MoveOn.org. Each link will take you to a page provided by MoveOn with more details about that rally.

Did you attend a rally today? Let us know how it went in the comments below.

This is a developing story.