Thousands in Atlanta rally against  immigration policy

An estimated crowd of several thousand people marched peacefully Saturday morning in Atlanta as part of a national effort to spotlight U.S. immigration policies that are separating children from their parents. 

The Families Belong Together event brought a large crowd together after a roughly half-mile procession that started at the Atlanta Detention Center and ended at the Richard B. Russell Federal Building.

» Photos: Immigration protests in cities coast-to-coast

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The Atlanta event was among such marches and rallies planned across the nation Saturday.

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