Rally on Roebling bridge calls for end of policy separating children and parents

COVINGTON, KENTUCKY (FOX19) - Concerned citizens met Thursday on the Roebling Suspension Bridge to protest the separation of children from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

The event, dubbed the "Families Belong Together Rally" was part of a nationwide day of action, aimed at halting the Trump administration's recent zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration.

"This is not how Americans treat children. We demand that the Trump administration and Congress reverse this inhumane policy," a news release for the event states.

Banners hung along the suspension bridge Thursday, showed messages including "Stop the Separation" and "Keep Family Together."

A release from Attorney General Jeff Sessions in April says the policy is necessary, due to a "crisis" at the nation's southwest border, threatening "public safety, national security, and the rule of law."

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