Priests for Justice, Pax Christie, and the Sisters of Mercy protest treatment of child migrants

Share this story

Members and allies of three Catholic groups, Priests for Justice, Pax Christie, and the Sisters of Mercy, stood outside the United States District Court near Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence on Wednesday to protest the immigration policies of the Trump administration. Specifically, they were addressing the issues of family separation and the abuse of children in detention centers along the border and throughout the United States.

“We’re upset about what’s going on at the border, the abuse of children, the migrants and how these children are being affected long term. They’re being traumatized,” said Linda Regan, one of the organizers at the protest. “They’re being sexually abused. They’re not getting food, water, clothing, proper care, beds, showers, drinking water, and we think something needs to be said.

“This is not acceptable in this country to treat children this way.”


UpriseRI is entirely supported by donations and advertising. Every little bit helps:
Become a Patron!


Share this story
retro
About Steve Ahlquist 988 Articles
Steve Ahlquist is a frontline reporter in Rhode Island. He has covered human rights, social justice, progressive politics and environmental news for half a decade.Uprise RI is his new project, and he's doing all he can to make it essential reading.atomicsteve@gmail.com

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.