Families Belong Together Rallies: 31 Images Capture People Power
If a picture paints a thousand words, this post contains 31,000 words. You’ll be moved in much less time than it takes to read thanks to photo-journalists from AP, Reuters, Getty, and others who captured the power of people rallying this weekend for families seeking asylum in the U.S., because families belong together.
Collected and published by The Atlantic, this is a powerful depiction of civic engagement and in the coverage of the Families Belong Together rallies, many people said this was the first time they attended a rally or protest. This is a familiar refrain we’ve heard since the Women’s March the day after President Trump’s Inauguration and protests that were sustained for several days after his election.
Rallies were held around the country involving hundreds of thousands of people. Tens of thousands crammed into a steamy hot Lafayette Square across from the White House were chants of “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA,” were heard according to USA Today.
Common Cause’s Stephen Spaulding stood shoulder-to-shoulder with others noting St. John’s Church and the United Auto Workers provided water to keep people hydrated, and summer intern Kaitlan Bryan marched from Lafayette Square to the Department of Justice with the crowds, underscoring this is a problem of the administration’s making, and Americans must remain vigilant until all families are reunited.