LFP residents protest border camps and family separations

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

LFP residents: Linda Baarslag-Benson, Hallie Condit, Sally Yamasaki, and Charles Anstett,
protest immigrant detention camps

After new information and photos came out about the condition of immigrant detention camps in the Rio Grande area, MoveOn.org called for nationwide demonstrations.

Children denied soap and toothbrushes, crowded into unsafe conditions. Separated from their families, subject to cruel treatment that leads to lasting traumas. And some dying in custody— or dying with parents as they cross the Rio Grande.

Over 100 people gathered along the highway in Bothell

Locally, Lake Forest Park residents participated in a demonstration in Bothell. Over 100 people called for the children to be released and the camps to be closed.

Many of the people there were first time protesters who have been so upset with what is going on that they just felt compelled to do something.

Many mothers brought their children
There were also many mothers who brought their children. 

I think, with young kids of their own, they feel the situation that much closer.

A man in his 60s with a homemade sign and little blow horn, spoke in a gentle voice to the passing cars, calling for "Love, not Hate. Hate is not who we are."

This was his first ever protest.


Unknown July 3, 2019 at 5:26 PM  

Thank you for doing this!! We appreciate your voices! On July 15, there will be a BBQ Fundraiser in Paramount School Park in Shoreline to raise money for RAICES and ACLU in support of detained families and children: https://tinyurl.com/ACLU-RAICES

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