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Mountain View Says "Reunite Separated Families, Stop ICE!"
by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell
Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
In Mountain View, California the action began at 7 p.m. with a protest at the corner of El Camino Real and Castro Street. Participants then marched to Civic Center Plaza for a rally with chants, songs, and a candlelight vigil. Photos by Chris Cassell, please credit the photographer if you use them.
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2,000 people demonstrated in downtown Mountain View, California Saturday night to protest President Trump's policy of separating undocumented immigrant families trying to enter the United States at the southern border. The protest started at 7 p.m. at the corner of El Camino Real and Castro Street. Participants then marched to Civic Center Plaza for a rally with cheers, chants and singing by the Resistance Chorus and the Raging Grannies. As the sun set the gathering glowed with a candlelight vigil.

There were more than 700 protests and rallies scheduled throughout the country all on the same day. In Washington, D.C. 35,000 demonstrators marched to the White House in 96-degree temperatures, while in San Francisco the estimate was 30,000.

The nationwide demonstration came under the banner of "Families Belong Together". In Mountain View many organizations came together to pull off the march and rally that filled the city center's plaza. At the top of the list were groups Together We Will--Mountain View, Mountain View Voices for Peace and Justice, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Mountain View Day Worker Center, SIREN...and there were others too.
§Speaker
by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
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§together
by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
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§Monitor for the March
by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
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§Speaker from CAIR
by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
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Sameena Usman of Council on American-Islamic Relations
§Making Posters ready to march
by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
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§"Together We Will" Takes Charge
by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
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§Paula Perez of C.A.T.
by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
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§many people
by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
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§Job is a passionate community volunteer
by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
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§Along the stairs at City Hall, Looking down on the plaza filled with thousands
by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
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§The march from Castro St and El Camino
by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
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§Raging Grannies
by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
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§Resistance Chorus
by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
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§Resistance Chorus, director leads
by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
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by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
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Amplification in the city plaza is illegal without a permit. We broke the law with good reason said Mtn View's ex-mayor who addressed the crowd
§Nat, at right, organizer
by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
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§Something Funny From the Stage Makes These Women Smile
by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
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§Lisa
by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell Sunday Jul 1st, 2018 7:28 PM
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