On July 12th, 2019 Lights for Liberty will shine a light on the horrific abuses under the Trump administration of immigrants and asylum seekers confined to inhumane detention camps.
This initiative is global--and is supported by many activist groups, including Democrats Abroad worldwide. In America, vigils will be held outside detention camps--candles drawing attention to these disgraceful centers (many run for profit) --overseen by Stephen Miller in the Trump Administration, on our watch, with our tax dollars.
Please join us--stand up and say NO!
Friday, July 12 8pm-approx 9:30pm
Venue: Parvis du métro Jean Jaurès (this is the extension from Place Wilson that has the cinemas on either side and the metro stop Jean Jaures)
Bring your friends and family. All nationalities welcome!
We will read aloud the names and ages of those who have died so far--including six children--in the hands of the Border Control authorities. We will hear the words of children separated from their adult family members and warehoused in squalid conditions.
Bring electric or old-fashioned candles or flashlights. We will listen to speakers, have some singing, and hold a peaceful vigil in solidarity with those seeking asylum in America.
This current situation should shame every American--whether you are a parent or not. We invite all nationalities in Toulouse to join us.
At Trump’s human detention camps, teen mothers and babies are held outdoors in what they call “dog pounds". Sick and elderly are confined to “icebox” rooms for weeks at a time. Unbelievably, children as young as 4 months are taken from their parents, medicine is confiscated, and medical care withheld. The LGBTQ and disabled individuals are held in solitary confinement.
“The Trump administration’s immigration policies and detention camps meet the United Nations' definition of genocide and crimes against humanity,” said Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, lawyer, activist and organizer.
“Now is the time for every person to stand up and say, ‘We will not accept this!’
If you agree, please join us.
The esplanade off Place Wilson (where the cinemas are and near the metro station)
Google map and directions