Lights for Liberty
Unity of Portland
July 12, 2019
Here are a few photos of the Lights for Liberty vigil at Unity of Portland on July 12, 2019. There were inspiring speeches and great sing-along music. At 9pm we lit (mostly electric) candles and held a vigil and a walking protest on SE Stark Street.
A wonderful group of people, many life-long activists participated.
July 12, 2019: Lights for Liberty
On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps, brought thousands of people to over 800 locations worldwide as well as to concentration camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants.
Key events were in El Paso, Texas, where migrants are being housed in outdoor conditions under a bridge with no running water for months at a time; Homestead, FL, at a migrant child detention facility that has caused mass abuse and neglect; in San Diego, near the point of entry site from Tijuana; in New York City, at Foley Square, where hundreds of migrants are processed through detention a day; and in Washington, DC, in Lafayette Park, to demand action from Congress to end concentration camps and impeach the President. Legislators, activists, organizers, and members of impacted communities will speak prior to the candlelight vigil.