Residents protest Trump immigration policy

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A group of people gathered in Wilton Center the morning of Saturday, June 30, to protest President Donald Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy, which has included the separation of migrant children from their parents at the United States-Mexico border.

The Wilton demonstration, organized by resident R. Tully, was one of hundreds that took place nationwide that day. The main event outside the White House in Washington, D.C. — known as the Families Belong Together Rally — drew an estimated 30,000 people, according to organizers.

“Like everyone else, I had been watching the news and reading about the Trump administration's cruel and barbaric treatment of families and children,” Tully told The Bulletin.

After finding no local Families Belong Together rallies in the area, Tully said, she realized to start one herself and used and to get the word out.

About 40 people from Wilton and nearby towns like Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Bethel — ranging in age from four to those in their 80s — met in front of Wilton Library around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, and rallied in Wilton Center for about an hour.

“A few of the signs said ‘honk if you support us’ and quite a few passing cars did," said Tully’s husband, Judd. "We saw a lot of thumbs up signs and smiling faces from the passing cars. That said, a few disagreed and gave other signage.”