Kiwi mums organise rally against Trump's border policy

Women of faith protest outside the US Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington.
Women of faith protest outside the US Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington. Photo credit: Reuters

A group of Kiwi mums have organised two rallies for New Zealanders wanting to stand up against Trump's child separation border policy.

Community group Mums 4 Refugees has organised two rallies taking place this Friday - one in Auckland and one in Wellington - to call on United States representatives to end the policy.

Organiser Olivia Poulsen says this is an issue for all of us - Kiwis included.

"It's a global issue. This is about vulnerable children in a first-world country who should be able to expect better," she explained.

"We want to send a message to say, 'As global citizens and as trading partners, this is not acceptable'."

Ms Poulsen says the mothers organising the vigil want it to be a family-friendly event.

"This hits hard for everyone, but especially for parents. We as parents completely condemn this."

The event will have speakers including commentator Tracey Barnett, activist Ricardo Menéndez, Amnesty International campaigns director Meg De Ronde, and lawyer Kingi Snelgar.

People are also welcomed to lay flowers and candles, participate in singing, and place paper dolls around the rally locations.

The Auckland rally will be taking place at Friday at  the United States Consulate General at 23 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD.

The Wellington rally will be taking place at the New Zealand Embassy of the United States at 29 Fitzherbert Terrace, Thorndon, Wellington.

Both events will kick off at 5pm.

Newshub.