USA: Protesters rally near WH against inhumane conditions in migrant detention centres

Hundreds of protesters flooded Lafayette Park near the White House in Washington DC on Friday, protesting inhumane conditions in migrant detention centres. People chanted «Close those camps» and held banners reading: «Uncage kids» and «Immoral,» as they took part in 'Lights for Liberty' protest and vigil. Norma Torres, Congresswoman from California's 35th district said that US President Donald... Еще Trump's administration «have committed many crimes against humanity.» «Because when you strip away the humanity from a two-year-old, from a two-year-old that hasn't even been potty trained yet, you're a criminal. That's what we need to call them out, you are a criminal, you are a criminal, yes you are,» concluded Torres. Thousands of people took part in protests across the US, as demonstrators call for closure of migrant detention centres. The treatment of migrants in the detention centres — particularly child migrants — has come under fire in recent months, with reports emerging of squalid conditions and cruelty from staff. Members of Congress such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez testified to the House Oversight and Reform Committee yesterday that detainees face abuse and inhumane conditions.

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