Over 15,000 attend NYC rallies
More than 15,000 people turned out to the protests in New York City, CBS News correspondent Kenneth Craig reports. Thousands of people began showing up since 10 a.m. Saturday morning to protest family separations.
Protesters marched from the courthouse in downtown Manhattan and made their way across the Brooklyn Bridge to join another rally in Brooklyn.
Many families brought their own children to make a point, Craig reports. They said they want people to see these young faces because they are the same age of children in detention centers across the U.S.
In New York City, thousands began chanting “shame!” and singing “shut detention down!” This was the precuror to the protestors’ planned march across the Brooklyn Bridge.
Crowds gathered in sweltering 86-degree morning heat on Saturday at a Manhattan park before a planned march across the Brooklyn Bridge to Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, near the federal courthouse. The crowd provided a refrain of “shame” as an organizer ran down a list of people marchers are blaming for the family separations.
Among their targets: President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the agencies Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.