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The crowd is building outside the Clint concentration camp waiting for @BetoORourke to arrive. #CloseTheCampsNow
The crowd is still growing. Across the street, one guy is waving a Trump flag in protest. #CloseTheCamps @BetoORourke
This is Emily from El Paso. She is 10 years old and came to protest outside Clint today because, “Children should not be in cages.” #CloseTheCampsNow
Martha, 64, is from Clint.
“We hope to see some action taken - this has got to stop.” #CloseTheCampsNow
Alessandra (6) and Faith (4) in the wagon were just told about what is happening inside by their father, who did not want to be photographed as he is a gov’t employee. #CloseTheCampsNow
“CLOSE THE CAMPS” being chanted now #Clint
“No hate! No fear! Immigrants are welcome here!” now being chanted as @BetoORourke has arrived to #Clint.
A few Trump supporters are here and getting into protesters faces. There are no police present.
.@BetoORourke has arrived outside the #Clint detention center. “Thank you all for being here today. I am very, very, very grateful to each of you.”
”8-year-old kids taking care of 8-month-old toddlers... There is a scene of filth/sickness right here in the wealthiest/most powerful country on the face of the planet. This is how we treat the least of us right now.” -@BetoORourke outside of #Clint
“To our kids & grandkids who are watching us right now, to see how we respond...We as a country will never again separate another family/cage another kid. We will do everything in our power to reunite those families who have already been separated.” -@BetoORourke
“Whether it’s our war on drugs/or the fact that we have departed people out of our jails... and literally created the gangs that people are now fleeing. We have some culpability in this. But we also have the opportunity to make it right.” -@BetoORourke outside of the #Clint camp
“...any significant civil rights victory we’ve ever enjoyed/came not from who’s in the WH, or those already elected to Congress. It came from people like you who are willing to stand up/be counted/march/force those in positions of power to do the right thing...” @BetoORourke
“To all of the advocates/activists/here day in/day out, who led vigils/to make sure this came to our attention/to the members of the press, who are not the enemy of the people/to everyone/who will share this story to make sure/our kids/generations that follow are proud of us...”
Thank you @BetoORourke for listening. Glad you now know @DHSgov has a non-existent webpage up for donations and that they were telling people they were accepting donations from @AHouseElPaso, but in reality, they also refused donations from them. The cruelty is the point. #Clint
We hope you can share this @waltshaub. Many of us are here to keep media attention on the atrocities against children occurring right under our noses. #CloseTheCamps
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