At Washington's historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church
, protesters made clear their objections to Trump's immigration policies, vowing to mobilize the Latino vote in upcoming elections.
At a march organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network
and more than a dozen other groups, speakers criticized Trump's nomination of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions
to lead the Justice Department
, fearing that he will reverse Obama administration policies on civil rights. Marchers also demanded action on social justice issues, including mass incarceration and voting rights, while also honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
, whose birthday is commemorated this weekend ahead of Monday's federal holiday.
The Wall Street Journal
reports that immigrant rights marches were held in 509 cities across the U.S. yesterday.