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Ten Indiana communities to participate in nationwide protest of U.S. migrant detention centers

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Posted at 11:48 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 23:48:18-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A coalition has planned a nationwide event for Friday night in protest of the migrant detention camps in the United States. Ten locations in Indiana will be joining the nation in the demonstration thousands are predicted to be a part of.

'Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps' is sponsored by dozens of organizations, groups, and hosts that have banded together in a mission to "protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants." Organizations such as the Women's March, AZ Resist, United Church of Christ, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance and many more groups from coast to coast have banded together in joining the movement.

Around the country, a silent vigil will be held at 9 p.m. on Friday by lighting candles in order to "bring light to the darkness," the coalition's website states.

Ten locations in Indiana will be participating with advocates, local human rights group, and speakers in joining the nationwide movement on Friday night.

  1. Bloomington
  2. Brazil
  3. Fort Wayne
  4. Goshen
  5. Highland
  6. Indianapolis
  7. Jasper
  8. Marion
  9. Plymouth
  10. South Bend

Hundreds are predicted to participate across the state.

Organizers have asked participants to "light up" social media on Friday night by using hashtags #lights4liberty #dontlookaway and #endusconcentrationcamps.

The most significant protests will be held in El Paso, Texas, where migrants are begin housed in outdoor facilities under a bridge with no running water, according to Lights for Liberty. Equally as big demonstrations are planned for Homestead, Florida, Washington D.C. and New York City.