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USA: Demonstrators return to NYC's Trump Tower to protest immigration policies02:24

USA: Demonstrators return to NYC's Trump Tower to protest immigration policies

United States, New York City
August 16, 2017 at 01:04 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of protesters held a pro-immigration rally outside New York City's Trump Tower, Tuesday, as the US President returns to his home town after taking office seven months ago.

The crowd expressed their dissatisfaction with current immigration policies, shouting "Shame! Shame! Shame!" and holding placards in favour of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the immigration policy founded by the Obama administration to protect eligible immigrant youth from deportations.

Protesters also spoke out against the events of the last week in Charlottesville that saw violent clashes at a white supremacist rally, leading to the death of one person with scores more injured.

"Donald Trump presidency has emboldened some of the worst things in America, that we're neo-Nazis, alt-right nationalists, the white supremacists," said protester Michale Flatbird, adding, that Trump is "giving them permission and he has encouraged them and it is a disgrace and is going to be challenged every step of the way."

Btesy More, a protester, said that "this conflict is going to bring about a more unified, a more peaceful and more integrated American society."

USA: Demonstrators return to NYC's Trump Tower to protest immigration policies02:24
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Hundreds of protesters held a pro-immigration rally outside New York City's Trump Tower, Tuesday, as the US President returns to his home town after taking office seven months ago.

The crowd expressed their dissatisfaction with current immigration policies, shouting "Shame! Shame! Shame!" and holding placards in favour of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the immigration policy founded by the Obama administration to protect eligible immigrant youth from deportations.

Protesters also spoke out against the events of the last week in Charlottesville that saw violent clashes at a white supremacist rally, leading to the death of one person with scores more injured.

"Donald Trump presidency has emboldened some of the worst things in America, that we're neo-Nazis, alt-right nationalists, the white supremacists," said protester Michale Flatbird, adding, that Trump is "giving them permission and he has encouraged them and it is a disgrace and is going to be challenged every step of the way."

Btesy More, a protester, said that "this conflict is going to bring about a more unified, a more peaceful and more integrated American society."

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