Brooklynites Call for End to ‘Child Concentration Camps’ at Borough Hall Rally Thursday

Photo by Cate Corcoran

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Several hundred people, including many young families with children, gathered outside Brooklyn Borough Hall Thursday to protest the widely criticized Trump administration policy of separating children from their families when they migrate across the U.S. border.

Signs read “Trump’s USA: Child Concentration Camp,” “End Family Separation” and “First They Came For the Toddlers!?” A wide variety of ages were represented in the crowd. Participants chanted slogans and sang “This Land Is Your Land.” A few, including a pediatric nurse, gave impromptu speeches. City Councilman Brad Lander chatted with some in the crowd.

The protest was one of dozens held around the country Thursday and called by a group named Families Belong Together.

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Photo by Cate Corcoran

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