Indivisible Greenwich to Host “Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps”

Indivisible Greenwich announced on Monday that on July 12 they will join international and national groups for a ‘Lights for Liberty Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps.’

The vigil will be held at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, from 8:15 to 9:00 pm.

In a release, Indivisible Greenwich said that on July 12 vigils, rallies, protests and other events are planned for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and eight international locations to stand against “inhumane conditions faced by children and others in detention camps at the southern border.”

On Friday, July 12, town residents will assemble from 8:15pm to 9:00pm outside Greenwich Town Hall to join ‘Lights For Liberty’ vigils taking place across the country.

The release said the vigils are “in opposition to the Trump administration’s inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and immigrants at the southern border.”

The release said the inhumane treatment includes, “separating children from their parents, using massively overcrowded cages and cells, failing to provide soap and toothbrushes, serving inadequate amounts of food, failing to provide adequate medical care to sick children, and making them sleep on cold concrete floors.”

The release referred to reports of asylum seekers being held in conditions including teen mothers and babies being held outdoors in ‘dog pounds,’ the sick and elderly being confined to ‘icebox’ rooms for weeks at a time, children as young as 4 months being taken from their parents and other relatives, medicine being confiscated, and medical care withheld, and LGBTQ and disabled individuals being held in solitary confinement.

Kristin Mink, activist and organizer of Lights for Liberty stated in the release,  “Now is the time for every person to stand up and say, ‘We will not accept this!’ No more hesitating. No more denial. No more fear. We need to be bold, and loud, and unrelenting. That’s the only way we can stop this.”

“On July 12, Indivisible Greenwich and others will demand an end to these ‘concentration camps’ in the United States,” said co-founder Nerlyn Pierson, adding, “We cannot become desensitized to the dehumanizing of the most vulnerable. We must stand together, raise our voice and speak out against these injustices and human rights violations. If not us, then who?”