More than 700 cities staged protests in the United States on Saturday, the latest acts of dissent against the Donald Trump administration.
Demonstrating against the separation of families along the Mexican border, hundreds of thousands of protestors assembled to show solidarity. From Minneapolis and Chicago to Anchorage and Ashville, people turned out to express contempt for Trump and his cruel immigration policies.
And they brought signs.
Images from the protests indicate a mass turnout from "the resistance." Many political commentators have questioned the vitality of the anti-Trump movement. Saturday only proved that the left remains energized.
To ANYONE that says the #Resistance is fatigued- check out the never ending march across the Brooklyn Bridge for #FamiliesBelongTogether in 90° heat! This is the STARTING point of a march that started an hour ago! @thenyic pic.twitter.com/6WdG97gKuO
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) June 30, 2018
Here are some of the best pictures of the "Families Belong Together" protests.
Anchorage, Alaska. #FamiliesBelongTogether pic.twitter.com/Am1OJDN2Kw
— Lois Epstein (@loisepstein) June 30, 2018
Downtown Ashville is making a stance #FamiliesBelongTogether pic.twitter.com/CwPmcD9FPj
— Deanna (@Secila) June 30, 2018
Found this good boy today at the rally 15/10 #familiesbelongtogether pic.twitter.com/yT73vbbsKY
— Saige Wilde (@swilde1997) June 30, 2018
How many people turned out in scorching heat for the #FamiliesBelongTogether march in DC? A TON OF PEOPLE pic.twitter.com/m50a48GUj2
— Ben Wikler (@benwikler) June 30, 2018
boyfriend took great pic. #familiesbelongtogether pic.twitter.com/txXtxHyLhe
— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) June 30, 2018
Meet Wally the protest dog, named for naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace (the poodle is Charles Darwin). His human says he’s been to every women’s march, too. #FamiliesBelongTogether pic.twitter.com/t3fIYKYTmb
— Blair Braverman (@BlairBraverman) June 30, 2018
A view west. Thank you supporters! #minneapolis #FreeOurFuture march! #FamiliesBelongTogether #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch pic.twitter.com/4566iB9G1T
— Women's March MN (@WomensMarchMN) June 30, 2018
Proud of my friends @adybarkan and @tessawick for their hard work on the incredible LA march. #FamiliesBelongTogether pic.twitter.com/3A4AmKPrDk
— Emily Black Favreau (@ebfavs) June 30, 2018
@RexHuppke #FamiliesBelongTogether in Oxford, Ohio (home to Miami University). Pics via @woodeling pic.twitter.com/bee4aInunf
— Jessica McCarty (@jmccarty_geo) June 30, 2018
Clark Street, Chicago #familiesbelongtogether pic.twitter.com/sYBLVeYbaP
— Taniel (@Taniel) June 30, 2018
This is #FamiliesBelongTogether Denver.
I think it's safe to say that there are millions of people across this nation protesting today and the combined crowds far eclipse TRUMP'S INAUGURATION!!
You will lose Donnie, you will lose! pic.twitter.com/VTtpLVr1At
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) June 30, 2018
It's hard to argue that these demonstrations are ineffective. Trump has already reversed course from his original zero-tolerance policy that required the separation of migrant children from their parents. As the Trump administration continues to implement hardline policies, it appears they will have to deal with the resistance at the same time.