Chanting and waving signs, about 100 protesters greeted Ivanka Trump outside a Syracuse, N.Y. school on Monday, protesting the Trump administration’s “torturous” treatment of migrant families who had been separated after crossing into the U.S.
Protesters waved signs outside the Institute of Technology at Central High School, reading “monster”, “shame” and “Ivanka! Do you know where their children are?” Syracuse.com reports.
The president’s daughter made an appearance at the school for a roundtable discussion on workforce development programs on Monday.
But outside the school, protesters kept their focus on the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, which prioritizes the prosecutions of people who cross into the U.S. illegally through Mexico.
That policy has resulted in thousands of migrant children being separated from their parents at the U.S. southern border in recent months, a practice that has sparked national and international outrage.
At the protest on Monday, one participant walked around in an oversized President Trump costume with a sign reading “monster” hung around his neck, a photo captured by Syracuse.com showed.
The protest also included one showing a giant inflatable chicken bearing a resemblance to the president.