PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Many people braved the sweltering heat to camp outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Center City on Monday, in hopes of calling an end to the agency’s working relationship with the City of Philadelphia.READ MORE: Exclusive: CBS3 Obtains Surveillance Video Of Triple Shooting That Left Toddler Injured, 2 Men Dead In West Philadelphia
Standing with interlocked arms and pitching up tents, protesters demanded Mayor Jim Kenney bring an end to a contract that gives ICE access the city’s criminal-records database.READ MORE: 3 Injured In West Philadelphia's Second Triple Shooting Of Day, Police Say
That contract ends Aug. 31, according to organizers of the “Abolish ICE” rally.
The protest stems from President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, which separates parents from their children at the US-Mexico border.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police Investigating 2 Crashes Involving Officers
The rally in Philadelphia was one of many taking place throughout the nation/.