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Hundreds rally at local 'Families Belong Together' marches


More than 700 rallies in multiple cities across the country took place on Saturday to protest family separation at the border.

“We need to reunite these children with their families,” activist Laurel Noack said.

Protesters were also fighting for the humane treatment of illegal immigrants.

“We're all human here, and it doesn't matter where you come from,” Austyn Zarda of NextGen Wisconsin said. “We're still humans, and we want to make sure that everyone is treated the exact same way no matter where they came from.”

Hundreds of people rallied in Wausau and Stevens Point to make their voices heard at local “Families Belong Together” marches.

“I'm here to show the Trump Administration that I do not support this at all,” Kayla Van Asten of Stevens Point said.

Both sides of the issue made their voices loud and clear.

“Instead of helping the homeless guys that hang out in the 400 Block all of the time, they're protesting for illegal immigrants they've never even met,” Andrew Carrillo said.

Although Trump signed the Zero-Tolerance Policy into effect, several people are still worried about the emotional well-being of immigrant children.

“The fact that we're giving children psychological issues and tearing them apart from their families without a clear way to reunite them is shocking to any decent human being,” Zarda added.

All involved were trying to change the Trump Administration's Zero Tolerance Policy and to Abolish Immigration Customs and Enforcement.

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