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Albany part of worldwide movement protesting conditions refugees face

July 12, 2019 11:31 PM

ALBANY - A worldwide movement was underway Friday evening - calling attention to human detention camps in the United States, and protesting the conditions faced by refugees. This is ahead of ICE raids scheduled for Sunday targeting some 2,000 undocumented immigrants.

One vigil was taking place in Albany on Friday evening at West Capitol Park.

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This is one of 800 vigils being held around the world. The Lights for Liberty vigil was set to start at 7 p.m. with people rallying to protest the inhuman conditions faced by refugees at detention camps.

Close to 2,000 people were registered to attend the event. A coalition made up of 21 direct service, social service or faith-based organizations were offering their services and support to any migrants, immigrants or refugees who need it.

One organizer of the event says the goal is to shed light on the horrible conditions children face in detention camps and hopefully get the attention of the Trump Administration to put a stop to it.

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Karen Tararache & WNYT Staff

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