On June 27, 2019, community organizations including East West Players, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Japanese American National Museum (JANM), Little Tokyo Service Center, Manzanar Committee, Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, Nikkei Progressives, Tuesday Night Project, Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition, Vigilant Love, and Visual Communications sponsored a rally at JANM in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo to protest the Trump Administration’s plans to use Fort Sill in Oklahoma as a detention center for immigrant children and Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s detention practices, in general.
The groups called for an end to the inhumane conditions at ICE facilities, an end to family separation policies, and for compassion and humanitarianism toward all people. They also annonced that they support and stand in solidarity with those who protested the White House’s plans at Fort Sill on June 22.
Crowd estimates have ranged from 500 – 1,000.
The photos of the rally below were shot on behalf of the sponsoring organizations.
Little Tokyo-Aligned Groups Unite in Opposition to Use of Fort Sill as Detention Center
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NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, photographs of some rally participants are not available.
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