Kitchener MPP elect among protesters of US immigration policies
Families Belong Together protests across North America took place on Saturday.
Published Saturday, June 30, 2018 5:44PM EDT
Dozens of protesters gathered in front of Kitchener city hall Saturday to speak out against US President Donald Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policies, which have separated thousands of children from their parents.
Passing vehicles showed their support with honks and waves.
Hundreds of North American cities took part in the Families Belong Together rally Saturday.
Among the protesters was Laura Mae Lindo, the MPP elect for Kitchener Centre.
“When you see images of children behind bars, crying, you have to come out,” she said.
Lindo cited one specific protest sign, reading, “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty,” as a reason for her participation.
The organizer of the protest, Emily Squirrell, has a one-year-old son.
“I know that if my baby was taken from me, I would just be devastated,” she said when asked about her motivation.
Also among the protesters were several people holding dual Canadian-American citizenships.