Congressman Hank Johnson, who represents Georgia’s Fourth District, marched on the frontlines with thousands of peaceful protestors in Atlanta to denounce the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
Johnson kicked off the rally at the Atlanta Detention Center. The demonstration was among hundreds of “Families Belong Together” rallies that were held across the country on June 30. Marchers called for an end to the separation of children from their parents at the U.S. border.
Rallies were held in all 50 states after 2,000 children and parents at the southern border were televised and heard through audio tapes that surfaced about children crying as they were being held in cages in immigration centers away from their families. An outcry from Congress as
“We have zero tolerance for children being held in cages at detention centers, where they sleep on the cold floor. We have zero tolerance for children being jailed and deprived of a human touch. We have zero tolerance for a Trump policy that deprives children of ever being reunited with their parents,” said Johnson who kicked off the event and marched with participants at the Atlanta Detention Center. “And lastly, we have zero tolerance for Republican politicians who support you and your policy of child abuse and cruelty to children. We are going to defeat you in November, so that we can put our country back on track.”