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: ABC Men Feeding Philadelphia Community Physically And Spiritually One Box At A Time
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: Camden County Health Officials Enlisting Bilingual Volunteers To Help Dispel COVID Vaccine Fears In Latino Community
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: 'Really Good Step In The Right Direction' For Philadelphia Restaurants As Some COVID Restrictions Relaxed
The rally in Philadelphia was one of many taking place throughout the nation/.