MINNEAPOLIS - Thousands of protesters gathered outside the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, joining groups across the country to rally for families separated at the border.
The "Families Belong Together" marches took place in more than 600 locations in all 50 states on Saturday afternoon.
In Minneapolis, protesters gathered under the mantra "Free our future." Organizers estimated that about 30,000 people marched. They began gathering outside the convention center at 2 p.m. Saturday. The march route stretched about three miles.
After Trump signed an executive order last week ending the family separations, a California judge ordered the Trump administration Tuesday evening to reunite the migrant families it had separated.
There are 2,047 children that must be placed in the same facility as their parents within the next two to four weeks. But U.S. law and a series of court rulings that limit the amount of time minors can be held in detention will further complicate those reunions.
A June 18 CBS News poll showed 67 percent of Americans found separating undocumented immigrant children and parents at the border "unacceptable."
"(The) family separation crisis is not over. We have a situation where the Trump administration seems to be aiming to detain families," said Karthik Ganapathy, a MoveOn.org spokesman.
A map of all of Saturday's protests is available online at moveon.org.