In pictures: Anti-immigration protests grip United States

 | Updated: Jul 01, 2018, 02:30 PM IST
The separation of more than 2,000 children from their parents sparked an outcry this month, even from some allies of the Republican president.

Protests in progress

Thousands gathered in front of the White House on Saturday to protest the Trump administration's immigration policies.

30,000 protestors in Washington

Organizers estimated 30,000 people had gathered in central Washington.

Protests grip various American cities

Protesters also gathered in New York, Los Angeles and scores of other US cities.

Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy

Trump says illegal immigration fosters crime and he implemented a "zero tolerance" policy in May to prosecute all immigrants apprehended for entering illegally.

Protesters call for reuniting families

Religious leaders and activists urged the administration to be more welcoming of foreigners and to reunite families.

Washington chanted "shame"

People crowding downtown Washington waved signs and chanted "shame".