Protests Are Taking Place Across the US Demanding the Government #CloseTheCamps

Amid reports of severe abuse and neglect in US government immigrant concentration camps, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets across the US protesting in more than 180 cities.

Protests are taking place in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Washington D.C., Boston, New York City, and elsewhere. Protesters were arrested in Boston after a spontaneous march shutdown city traffic.

A group of about 200 people kicked off protests over the weekend, demonstrating outside of and blocking the road to an immigrant detention facility in Elizabeth, N.J. and 36 people were arrested.

The grassroots group Never Again Action wrote on Facebook, “As Jews, we’ve been taught to never let anything like the Holocaust happen again. Now, with children detained in unacceptable conditions, ICE raids targeting our communities, and people dying at the border while seeking safety in the U.S., we are seeing the signs of a mass atrocity. We refuse to wait and see what happens next.”

Never Again Action called for all detention centers to be closed and for the U.S. government to protect asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants.

In reports out of the concentration camps across the US, children imprisoned by the US government are described as being in overcrowded conditions, underfed, and uncared for.

 

 

 

Photo from Indivisible Brooklyn via Twitter

 

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