Rochester protesters decry detention centers, family separations
More than 200 people gathered in front of the Federal Building in Rochester July 2 to call on Congress to close immigrant detention centers and end family separations at the U.S. border with Mexico. The Rochester rally was one of 185 #CloseTheCamps protests that were to take place across the country that day.
During the #CloseTheCamps protest in Rochester July 2, David Inglis of Rochester pens a letter to be given to Sen. Charles Schumer. Protesters rally July 2 to end family separations and close immigrant detention centers at the U.S. border with Mexico. Sister of St. Joseph Beth LeValley carries a sign during the protest. Rally organizer the Rev. Cheryl Frank of Greece Baptist Church addresses participants. Employees of Rochester’s Catholic Family Center take part in the event. People protest outside the Federal Building in Rochester. More than 200 people joined the protest. Congressman Joseph Morelle (D-NY) addresses the crowd. Marybeth Knowles holds a sign with the words “Give the Children Freedom.”
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