Community members in Eugene protest conditions at detention centers

Wade said the protest remained peaceful throughout the two hours it went on.

Posted: Jun 30, 2019 9:27 AM
Updated: Jul 1, 2019 10:31 AM

EUGENE, Ore. – More than 200 people made their voices heard in front of the Federal Courthouse Saturday, protesting the conditions at detention centers for immigrant children who seek asylum.

Protesters waved signs and some even put their own children in cages. They said they want to take a stand and will do whatever it takes to make it clear that the conditions at the border can’t continue.

“I think we are in a place where we need to say something when children are being held in cages and being abused and neglected,” said Courtney Wade, an attendee. “I’m a nurse so it’s my obligation to look out for those who cannot look out for themselves.”

Many different immigration groups were in attendance.

Wade said the protest remained peaceful throughout the two hours it went on.

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