Religious and community groups in Wellesley took place in an organized a candlelight vigil over the weekend in front of Wellesley Village Church at 2 Central St. The vigil, attended by about 100, was in support of keeping families together in light of the recent events on the United States – Mexican border in which over 2,000 children were separated from their families as they tried tor cross the border from Mexico to the US.
In Boston protesters gathered at City Hall plaza and marched, over 15,000 strong according to organizers, through the streets to Boston Common. They held signs and shouted their message of zero tolerance for President Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policies that allow families to be separated at the United States/Mexico border. Under the administration’s policies, due process for those detained at the border is not ensured.
Hundreds of similar events were held in other cities throughout the US.