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Citizens gather for 'Families Belong Together' rally in downtown Coos Bay

Citizens gathered in downtown Coos Bay for a rally in support of keeping migrant families together at the border, June 30, 2018. (SBG)

COOS BAY, Ore. -- Citizens gathered in downtown Coos Bay Saturday for a rally in support of keeping migrant families together at the border.

The rally is part of a nationwide movement, with similar protests happening in major cities and tiny towns across the nation.

Moved by accounts of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, people marched in the latest act of mass resistance against President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

Here are some of the sights and sounds from the Coos Bay rally:




More than 700 planned marches drew hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S., from immigrant-friendly cities like New York and Los Angeles to conservative Appalachia and Indiana to the front lawn of a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, the AP reports.

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