New Yorkers stage stroller protest against migrant detentions


NEW YORK, Jun 25 (APP):Protesters marched with baby strollers towards a migrant detention center in New York City on Sunday to demonstrate against US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
Trump’s administration has been roundly denounced for its treatment of migrants at the southern border after 2,300 children were separated from their parents between mid-April and May.
The US President announced a reversal of the policy after he signed an executive order on Wednesday.
Eric Adams, the Brooklyn Borough President, explained that the city’s multiculturalism makes it such a sore point for those who turned out for the protest.
“When we watch a child being snatched from a parent from Mexico, every child that is here we look at it and say ‘that can’t happen, not in the America that we want to be a part of’,” he said.
Chanting “Love, not hate makes America great,” Eric Adams, president of the borough of Brooklyn, began pushing a carriage bearing a sign reading “No Walls, No Cages” before ending up outside the Metropolitan Detention Center.
“We know how important it is to stand in unison to come together and state that this policy of ripping babies from their parents is something that will not be tolerated in our America,” Adams said to the crowd. “Not while we are alive and breathing in this country.”