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AMOR marches in memory of migrant lives lost



Carrying signs, chanting and singing songs, over 90 people marched in honor of migrant lives lost while trying to cross the Mexico/United States border and at the hands of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The march, organized by AMOR (Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance) began at Donigian Park on Valley Street in Providence and ended two hours later, just as the rain began, at Dexter Park near the Armory.

In the video below, AMOR executive director Catarina Lorenzo explains that the march was called to, “…honor migrants that are facing difficult situations anywhere and everywhere, but we are especially here to honor those who have died on their journeys.

“We are here to remember and honor those who were killed by ICE and we are here to remember and honor everyone who was not able to arrive here, on this side [of the border].”

After the march began, organizers paused and read aloud the names and brief descriptions of some of those who died. The crowd also learned new songs and new chants at some of the stops.

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The march ended in Dexter Park, just before the rain began in earnest. Food was served for those who could find shelter.

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Steve Ahlquist is Uprise RI's co-founder and lead reporter. He has covered human rights, social justice, progressive politics and environmental news for nearly a decade.

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