The rally, which led to a temporary closure of the Hot Metal Bridge, was organized by local immigrants’ rights advocates at Casa San Jose, the Thomas Merton Center, Pittsburgh United, and the Pittsburgh Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, as well as the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network.
Immigration rights activists protested in front of the Department of Homeland Security Field Office on the South Side on Monday afternoon. There was a sound system set up in the street and lots of chanting for change. The group sang together, “What we want is total freedom, ICE and borders, we don’t need ’em.”
More than 100 people chanted and carried signs as they shut down an intersection at the Hot Metal Bridge on Monday afternoon. Organizers said they were making a statement about the immigration policy of the Trump administration.
About 100 people protested in front of Pittsburgh’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office on Monday, rallying against President Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy. They then marched to the Hot Metal Bridge, blocking traffic for about 45 minutes.
On Monday, June 25, PIIN joined Casa San Jose, Pittsburgh United, Thomas Merton Center, Pittsburgh Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, and more than one hundred immigrant rights activists to demand family reunification and an end to the Trump Administration’s cruel zero tolerance immigration policy.