Vigil participants urge end to immigrant detention centers
More than 100 people gathered at Washington Square Park in Rochester July 12 to call for an end to immigrant detention centers as part of the national “Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps” that took place in more than 700 cities nationwide.
Sisters of Mercy take part in the vigil.
A moment of silence is observed during “Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps” at Washington Square Park in Rochester July 12.
Kimmy Forcella holds a sign with a picture of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin of Guatemala, who died in December 2018 while in U.S. Border Patrol custody.
Before the start of the vigil, Ginny Hall arranges a display of pictures of the seven children who have died while in U.S. Border Patrol custody over the past 12 months.
More than 100 people gathered at Washington Square Park July 12 to call for an end to immigrant detention centers.
Holocaust survivor Warren Heilbronner addresses the crowd.
Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester take part in the vigil.
People hold candles during the vigil.
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