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Protesters Oppose Family Separation Policy at Weekend Rally

Protesters will be outside New Brunswick City Hall to demonstration against the policy of separating of families

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 200 people are expected to demonstrate outside city hall Saturday to protest the immigration policy of separating families.

NJ Interfaith Communities Against the Separation of Families and MoveOn are sponsoring the event, titled "Families belong together," that will begin at 10 a.m. outside the municipal building on Bayard Street.

“This country’s cruel immigration policy is separating children from their families. But we won't allow it to continue.” NJ Interfaith Communities stated in a Facebook posting about the protest.

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The group says it will be a peaceful protest to send a message to President Trump and Congress.

This will be one of hundreds of protests scheduled around the country and in Washington D.C.

Among the co-sponsors are the New Brunswick Islamic Center, the Reformed Church of Highland Park, the Central Jersey Progressive Democrats and the Union County Interfaith Coordination Council.

Similar protests will be held in other parts of New Jersey, including Edison and Princeton.


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