Protesters chant slogans as they march during a demonstration calling for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, and demand changes in U.S. immigration policies, Friday, June 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on nationwide protests over Trump[1] immigration policy (all times local):

10:30 a.m.

Protesters are chanting “shame!” and singing “shut detention down!” at the kickoff of a New York City[2] march denouncing the Trump administration’s policy of separating families of people caught crossing the border illegally.

Crowds gathered in sweltering 86-degree morning heat on Saturday at a Manhattan park before a planned march across the Brooklyn Bridge to Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, near the federal courthouse. The crowd provided a refrain of “shame” as an organizer ran down a list of people marchers are blaming for the family separations.

Among their targets: President Donald Trump[3], Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the agencies Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.


9:40 a.m.

Thousands of people opposed to President Donald Trump[4]’s controversial policy of separating migrant families are descending on Boston for two planned protests.

Saturday’s “Rally against Family Separation” begins with a morning march from City Hall to Boston Common, where a large rally will take place. The protest is timed with other protests nationwide and is also meant to oppose Trump[5]’s ban on travelers from certain Muslim-majority nations.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Joe Kennedy III, both Democrats, will be among the attendees.The second demonstration starts Saturday afternoon with a march from Wellington Common Park to the South Bay House of Correction, a county jail in Boston which houses immigrants apprehended by federal officials.Organizers are demanding local government agencies stop cooperating with federal immigration authorities.___1:10 a.m.Liberal activists, parents and first-time protesters motivated by accounts of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border plan to rally in hundreds of cities nationwide to press President Donald Trump[6]’s administration to reunite the families quickly.More than 600 marches on Saturday could draw hundreds of thousands of people across the country, from immigrant-friendly cities like Los Angeles and New York City[7] to conservative Appalachia and Wyoming under the banner Families Belong Together.Though many who show up will be seasoned anti-Trump[8] demonstrators, others will be new to immigration activism, including parents who say they feel compelled to show up after heart-wrenching accounts of children forcibly taken from their families as they crossed the border illegally.In Portland, Oregon, for example, several stay-at-home moms have organized their first rally while caring for young kids.

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