Protests surge in US cities after arrests of hundreds of immigrants

Thousands of Americans have taken to the streets to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policy and the arrests of hundreds of undocumented immigrants in several states this week.

About 2,000 demonstrators marched from outside the Federal Courts building in downtown Minneapolis to the University of Minnesota on Saturday afternoon to express solidarity with immigrants and Muslims.

The protesters denounced Trump’s now-frozen travel ban and his general view on immigration as state-sponsored hatred.

“It may take years or even decades, but the people always win,” one organizer told the crowd. “We are what makes America great.”

Many children also joined the “Walk of Love,” carrying homemade heart-shaped signs and red balloons.

Parents said they wanted their children to learn the importance of activism so they could defend their peers who might be targeted because of their ethnicity.

Protesters march from City Hall to the Cedar-Riverside…

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