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    Jessica Stewart, of Bass Harbor, is handcuffed in front of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in South Portland on Thursday. She was participating in a National Day of Action to protest as cruel and immoral the Trump administration’s policy of separating parents and children at the border. She was issued a misdemeanor citation for failure to obey a lawful order.

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    The Rev. Jodi Cohen Hayashida of the First Universalist Church of Auburn talks to a crowd of people gathered outside U.S. Customs and Border Protection building in South Portland.

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    The protest was organized by Mainers for Accountable Leadership and the Maine Poor People's Campaign.

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    People hold signs while listening to the Rev. Jodi Cohen Hayashida speak during a rally at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in South Portland on Thursday. They were protesting the separation of children and parents at the border.

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    Mary DeRose, of South Portland, is one of the activists and religious leaders who staged an event protesting the "zero tolerance" policies of the Trump[ administration that have resulted in about 650 children being separated from their families at the U.S. border during a two-week period in May.

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    Protesters are confronted by Homeland Security officers and South Portland police officers as they approach the Homeland Security office building.

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    Cecelia Corey, of Clinton, holds a sign as she is cited by Homeland Security. If I didn't do anything, "I wasn't sure I could look at myself in the mirror anymore," said Corey, who was cited for failure to obey a lawful order when she was asked to move off the property and refused. "I am going to keep on being disobedient until things change."

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    Jessica Stewart, of Bass Harbor, is handcuffed, but was not arrested. She was issued a misdemeanor citation for failure to obey a lawful order.

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