Thursday, June 28, 2018

Immigrant Rights Activists Chanted "Donald Trump Got To Go" And "Where Are The Children" During A Protest In Milwaukee

Hundreds of Latinos and allies gathered in downtown Milwaukee and marched to the Pfister Hotel to protest Trump's Zero Tolerance policy where he was attending Wisconsin Governor Walker's fundraiser.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

June 28, 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Thursday, hundreds of Latinos and allies gathered at Zeidler Union Square, 300 W. Michigan Street and marched to the Pfister Hotel where President Donald Trump was attending a fundraiser for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) who is running for re-election. The protesters chanted, Where are the Children, Donald Trump got to go, El Pueblo unido jamás será vencido and Abolish ICE were some of the many chants used by those marching along West and East Wisconsin Ave.
Once they reached N. Milwaukee St. and E. Wisconsin Ave., a group of protesters including Christine Nuemann-Ortiz, the Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera and Brian Verdin, a former teacher from the Milwaukee Public Schools District staged a sit-in. After the sit-in, the protesters marched to the 794 freeway exit at N. Milwaukee Street and E. Clybourn Street and blocked the exit ramp and street by staging a sit-in. Milwaukee police arrived, but no arrests were made. The protesters ended their march and protest after giving testimonials and requesting for Trump to end his Zero Tolerance policy and immediate reunification of families that had been separated under his inhumane policy.
So far under Trump's Zero Tolerance policy more than 3,700 children have been separated from their undocumented parents.
On Tuesday, Southern California U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw granted a temporary injunction in favor of the ACLU and the judge ordered the Trump administration to immediately reunify children under the age of 5 with their undocumented parents within 2 weeks and gave 30 days for children from age 5 and older to be reunify with their parents.
The march and sit-in on Thursday was organized by Voces de la Frontera  and allies.

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