By Jo Kroeker
GREENWICH — About 400 people rallied in front of Greenwich Town Hall to protest the family separations happening at the border in just one of about 700 “Families Belong Together” rallies held nationwide on Saturday decrying the policy.
The peaceful program, organized by Indivisible Greenwich, featured what founding member Joanna Swomley called a mosaic of speakers: U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn; the executive director of Stamford’s Building One Community; a psychotherapist; a Methodist pastor; a representative from the Greenwich Reform Synagogue; and a representative of the Democratic Town Committee.
The anchor event took place in Washington, D.C., with more than 100 organizations, including the ACLU, Amnesty International, Indivisible and MoveOn coming together to draw attention to the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy that calls for the prosecution of all individuals who illegally enter the U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week ending the policy of separating children from their parents when they crossed the U.S. border. His solution is now to detain families together, with attempts now beginning to reunite the already separated families.