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'Protect the children': Protesters rally in downtown Baltimore against separation of families at border

'Protect the children': Protesters rally in downtown Baltimore against separation of families at border

Hundreds of demonstrators blocked traffic at Gay and East Lombard streets during the evening rush hour Wednesday to protest the separation of children from their families who have entered the country illegally.

The rally outside the Baltimore office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection was organized by a group of city schoolteachers

“I see this as a beginning, said Alan Rebar, who teaches immigrants and refugee students.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order earlier in the day that he said would keep families together at the border. But Rebar said much more work needs to be done.

“Immigrants need to be able to cross borders,” he said. “They need...

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