The hunger strike resumes for eight detained asylum seekers who were beaten and pepper sprayed by guards when they began the hunger strike last Monday. The abuse and inhumane treatment of detainees by this private, for-profit facility must stop now!
In support of the hunger strike by the detainees, Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families, Hispanos Unidos, and Pueblo Sin Fronteras are hosting a Rally/Press Conference this Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Adelanto Detention Center, 10400 Rancho Road, Adelanto, CA 92301.
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Members of Indivisible Morongo Basin and Indivisible Yucaipa attended the Shut Down Adelanto Rally Thursday night. Yolanda reports back:
The rally organized by Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice to demand an investigation into the most recent death and immediate release of all detainees with a medical history, was a success.
At least 40 people attended the event. The names of all deceased detainees were read, we prayed for them, we chanted, and we had a minute of silence. IC4IJ had a couple of speakers and a speaker from ACLU was also present.
45’s supporters were also present. They had a non-stop siren with the intention of drowning out our chants and speakers. They spewed hateful speech non-stop and called us sinners.
Our side was peaceful. Prior to and after the event, music was played. Most people danced at the end before peacefully leaving the rally.