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Rally in Solidarity with Hunger Strikers! Tomorrow! /Manifestacion en Solidaridad con Huelguistas! Mañana!

Rally in Solidarity with Hunger Strikers! Tomorrow!
/Manifestacion en Solidaridad con Huelguistas! Mañana!

This Saturday 3pm, meet at Fireman’s Park (801 A Street) in downtown Tacoma in solidarity with the detainees at the Northwest ICE Detention Center who are currently on hunger strike in the Tacoma Tideflats. This is an opportunity to show your support on the streets for them while also spreading the word to the people of Tacoma. Be there! Bring your friends, fliers, banners, noise makers, and whatever else! Spread the word.

(from: https://www.facebook.com/events/476805435774969/)

+ Info:

On Friday, March 7th, 1200 people held at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, one of the largest immigration prisons in the country, began a hunger strike. They are putting their bodies on the line to demand an end to deportations and improved detention center conditions. Join us in showing them that THEY ARE NOT ALONE!

El Viernes 7 de Marzo, 1200 personas detenidas en el Centro de Detencion del Noroeste en Tacoma, una de las prisiones de inmigracion mas grandes en el pais, empezaron una huelga de hambre. Estan arriesgando su salud para exigir ni una deportacion mas y mejores condiciones en el centro de detencion. Unete con nosotros para demostrarles que NO ESTAN SOLOS!

About NW Detention Center:

Smash ICE Northwest Detention Center – docushort

Inside Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center

Undocumented and Unafraid at Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center

From ICE website:
(https://www.ice.gov/detention-facilities/facilities/cscnwwa.htm)

Enforcement and Removal Operations Leadership

Field Office Director: Nathalie R. Asher
Assistant Field Office Director (Detention): Sylvie Lobato
Facility Main Telephone Line: (253) 779-6000
Field Office Main Telephone Line: (206) 835-0650

Also, there are plenty more detention centers than just the one in Tacoma, see
Detention Centers, map from Detention Watch Network at http://www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/dwnmap

and

Map: The U.S. Immigration Detention Boom

(PBS http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/race-multicultural/lost-in-detention/map-the-u-s-immigration-detention-boom/)

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