I’m at Elizabeth Caruthers for a daytime ICE action. There are pretty heart shaped balloons (historically something DHS has found balloons very threatening).

I may or may not be shoveling a Little Big Burger into my mouth. You don’t know me.
People are making red paper heart signs for the event. It’s looking a lot like Valentine’s Day here, but every time I feel cheery for a second I remember why I’m here and I get said again. The paper hearts read, “Kids belong in homes not cages”. There is even heart shaped candy.
@anitanoelleg is streaming speeches as is Dustin on Insta. Please give them a watch 😊
Ok, and we’re off. Hope you watched some livestreams of speeches!
The group matches to ICE, red balloons blowing in the wind.

“What’s outrageous, kids in cages!”
This red heart balloon, tied to the top of the ICE fence, reads “our strength”. The sky is blue and beautiful.
From the hands of babes

Chalk on ply board written by a child: “Antifa good ICE bad”
Purple chalk on ply board reading, “Veterans says abolish ICE VFP72”
All the protesters have left with the motorcade. No one was arrested or injured! The building is covered in hearts and rainbow chalk. It is objectively better looking than before. A boarded up building with a white metal fence and a brick w
As we were going to leave, @AlissaAzar’s son found a pepper ball round. We’ve known all along that kids will pick these up, but watching a child come up with one in their tiny hand is enough to make you sick.
@AlissaAzar took this photo of an inert pepper ball in her son’s hand. JFC A child holds his black-gloved hands aloft. In them a purple

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