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Protests Calling for the Abolition of ICE, End to Family Detentions Scheduled for Friday and Saturday

At least two protests against the incarceration and deportation of immigrants are scheduled for the weekend in Chicago. On Friday, demonstrators are expected to rally in Harrison Park in the Pilsen neighborhood and later march to Cook County Jail for a vigil. About a dozen community groups including the Pilsen Alliance, 12th and 25th Ward IPO, the Chicago DSA, and Black Youth Project 100 are sponsoring the event, which will begin in the park on Friday at 5:30 P.M. Thousands are also expected to attend a rally and march beginning at the Daley Center downtown at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday. The action, called “Families Belong Together,” is one of hundreds occurring simultaneously across the country to call on the Trump administration to end both child separation at the border, reunite families, and end the detention of immigrant families at the border.

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