From coast to coast, protesters had a clear message for President Trump.>> Families belong->> Together.>> The way they treat families, the way they treat immigrants, that's not America.>> Tens of thousands descended on more than 700 cities Saturday to demonstrate against the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy, which prosecuted any adult caught crossing the border illegally.
The measure forced the separation of more than 2,000 migrant children from their parents, and sparked public outcry after it was implemented in May. And while Trump has reversed course on the policy, his administration said reuniting families already separated won't be easy.>> What do we want?>> Justice!
>> But protesters are refusing to wait. They're demanding families be reunited immediately, and for the administration to end its zero tolerance policy.>> The only thing that has made him even start thinking about changing his position is what you see here, is public pressure, and it's outside pressure.
So we will march.>> In New York, protesters walked across the Brooklyn Bridge while in Washington celebrities like Lynn Munro Miranda and America Ferrera addressed crowds. The demonstrations come amid a new strike in the legal battle over immigration. The government said in a court filing Friday, that it has the right to hold children in detention with their parents for the duration of their immigration proceedings which can take months, or years.
Current law prevents children from being held for more than 20 days.