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: Business Owner Hopes Philadelphia's Penn’s Landing Stays Safe Following Triple Shooting That Injured 3 Teenagers
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.
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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 School District's Mask Mandate Goes Back Into Effect On Monday As COVID-19 Cases Rise
The rally in Philadelphia was one of many taking place throughout the nation/.