Austin Activists Stage 'Families Belong Together' Protest (Video)

June 14, 2018
Downtown Austin Patch

Hundreds of people are expect to descend on the grounds of the state Capitol on Thursday evening to protest the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents amid an immigration crackdown.

"We have been working with local and national organizations to raise our voices in protest against this inhumane treatment of people who are seeking refuge at our door," organizers wrote on the Facebook event page. One of those organizations, Grassroots Leadership, previously staged an event in front of City Hall in support of the city council's vote on efforts to mitigate the disproportionate number of minorities jailed in Austin for minor offenses.