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Mountain View Vigil Protests Immigration Camps
by Text: R.R. Photos: Teri Vershel
Sunday Jul 14th, 2019 2:11 AM
On June 30, 2018 in Mountain View 2,000 people demonstrated to send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together! They demanded an end to cruel and unjustified treatment of immigrant children and their families. A year later, on July 12, 2019, members of Together We Will once again called upon the people to gather on the streets, for the situation has not improved. Quite the opposite, it has only become more dire.

Photos by Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.
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On a warm Friday night, residents of Mountain View and nearby towns took part in a Lights for Liberty vigil, as part of worldwide protests against detention camps at the U.S.-Mexico border. Just as they did almost exactly one year earlier, demonstrators waved signs calling out the Trump administration for inhumane conditions in detention camps, mass deportation and deaths at the border.

Starting at the intersection of El Camino Real and Castro Street at 7:30 p.m., people lined the sidewalks of the busy intersection. They planned to end their demonstration with a candlelight vigil featuring a mass reading of the lines of poetry inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty from 8:45-9 p.m., but protesters eager to be seen by passing traffic continued to rally long after the scheduled close.

Ida Rose Sylvester, one of the organizers of Together We Will Palo Alto/Mountain View, said on a hopeful note that, "Over the last 2.5 years, energy has shifted from sad and chaotic, to very powerful, focused and truly ready for change." Together We Will, the national organization, was born from the upswell of political activism following the 2016 election. Since then hundreds of thousands have felt the call to action across the country.
§Familias Unidas
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§Nuns from a nearby Order participated
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§All across the Intersection
by Text: R.R. Photos: Teri Vershel Sunday Jul 14th, 2019 2:11 AM
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§A Cry for Mercy
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§HONK!
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§Nightfall
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§Car windows pasted with signs
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§Dignity
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§Americans of Japanese Ancestry say Never Again
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§Asylum
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§Familias
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§Faces in the crowd
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§Close the Camps!
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§Mountain View Voices for Peace
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§Sunset
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§Dump Dumb Trump
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§OMG GOP WTF!
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§Never Again
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§All along the El Camino Real
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The Photos Tell AllNanci WoodySunday Jul 14th, 2019 11:08 AM

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