Supporters of President Donald Trump's immigration of policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border clashed Wednesday with activists who oppose the White House’s tactics.

Demonstrators held competing rallies near the offices of Arizona Sen. John McCain and Jeff Flake about the same time Trump signed an order abandoning the controversial policy he had claimed was the law.

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But that didn't stop tensions from rising at the Phoenix demonstrations as supporters and opponents of the president's hard line on immigration screamed and yelled at each other.

Those opposing the president collected stuffed animals they planned to donate to the migrant children now living in detention facilities.

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However, those backing the president said they had little to no sympathy for the children.

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When asked if he had any compassion for migrant children, Mike Potts said, "No, because their parents are breaking the law. We are a country of laws and rules and they need to stay on their side of the border."

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