Tens of thousands of people in Mexico have taken to the streets to protest against Donald Trump’s immigration policies and plan for a border wall.

Demonstrators in more than a dozen Mexican cities, dressed in white, waved Mexican flags and anti-Trump placards; With organisers saying they wanted to send a message that Mexico was united against Mr Trump.

They also criticised Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto for failing to tackle corruption and reduce violence.

Protester Maria Amparo Cassar said Mr Trump’s immigration policies were “a threat to the global community”.

“It should not be forgotten that American society was made by migrants and continues to be made by migrants,” she said.

Demonstrators marching through the nation’s capital, Mexico City, carried signs of unity. One banner read: “Gracias, Trump, for unifying Mexico!”

Mr Trump’s plan to build a wall along the US border with Mexico has angered citizens in the country

President Pena Nieto has consistently refused to meet the US president’s demands to pay for it.

“Mexico does not believe in walls,”┬áThe Mexican President said.

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