Demand end to raids & deportations: Detroit immigrants ’march without fear’


Nearly 500 people gathered Aug. 20 in Clark Park in Detroit for a “March Without Fear” aimed at speaking out against Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids, harassment of immigrants, racial profiling and police brutality. The multinational, intergenerational event, which included several speakers and a march through southwest Detroit, was organized by the Alliance for Immigrant Rights and co-sponsored by the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, United Auto Workers Local 600, One Michigan, and several other organizations.

The rally speakers included representatives from co-sponsoring organizations, U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke of Detroit, and several undocumented youth from One Michigan, who spoke out against deportations and ICE raids which have occurred in their communities, including outside of elementary schools and food pantries.

Speakers emphasized the importance of solidarity among all oppressed communities facing racist and imperialist oppression, including immigrants, Latino/a people, Arab and Muslim people, African Americans and workers. After the rally, activists marched from Clark Park to Roosevelt Park.

— Report and photo by Megan Spencer

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