Ivanka and Jared's neighbors hold a silent protest outside their Washington DC home

Mail Online | 7/12/2018 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's neighbors gathered outside their Washington DC home in silent protest against the Trump administration's immigration policy and failure to reunite migrant children with their families.

Dozens of people took the street outside the first daughter's $5.5 million family home, in the upmarket neighborhood of Kalorama, on Wednesday evening.

Protesters - Neighborhood - Residents - Candles - Signs

The protesters, mainly local neighborhood residents, held candles and signs which read 'Love thy neighbor', 'Tell Daddy, enough!' and 'Reunited.'

The wealthy Kalorama neighborhood, in the historically Democratic DC area, counts many prominent politicians and government officials among its residents. It was even home to the Obamas' post-presidency digs.

Time - Homeowners - Issue - Neighbor - Doors

But this is the first time that homeowners have felt so strongly about an issue that they have taken to protesting outside one of their neighbor's front doors, according to Riley Temple, 69, who lives just a couple of blocks away from Jared and Ivanka.

'This is a first,' the retired lawyer and theology teacher told DailyMail.com. 'These were all Kalorama neighbors. Under normal circumstances we would never protest outside a home. But these are not normal circumstances.

Custom - Civility

'We shattered the custom because they have shattered civility.

'These separation polices, the inability to bring (migrant families separated at the border) back together are crimes against humanity. And we didn’t want our customary silence and customary respectful distance to be seen, in any way, as assent to these policies.'

Temple - Residents - Members - Houses - Worship

Temple was among the more than 30 local residents, and members of local houses of worship to protest against the 'continued separation of migrant families without any apparent or articulable reference for reuniting each and every family, and each and every child, with his or her parents.

He added that he and other neighbors would often see Jared and Ivanka walking to synagogue, or their children playing in the park.

'People - Space

'People give them space,' he said, adding...
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