Hundreds of Detained Immigrants Join National Prison Strike in Tacoma, WA

HeadlineAug 22, 2018
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And in Tacoma, Washington, immigrant rights advocates say over 200 immigrants detained at the Northwest Detention Center launched a hunger strike and work stoppage Tuesday as part of the nationwide prison strike.The strikers said, “We are taking part in a hunger strike nationwide demanding change and closure of these detention centers, we are acting with solidarity for all those people who are being detained wrongfully, and stand together to help support all those women who have been separated from their children, and to stop all the family separations happening today, for a lot of us are also being separated and we have U.S. citizen children.”

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