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WATCH: CLOSE THE CAMPS, Lights for Liberty protest in Pittsfield

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By Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 Edgecasts 6

In Pittsfield hundreds of Berkshire residents assembled on Park Square to protest the incarceration and inhumane treatment of immigrant families along the Mexican border. The demonstration was part of a nationwide protest of the Trump administration’s caging of men, women and children fleeing the savage conditions they endured in Central and South America.


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  1. Jim Balfanz says:

    Where were you all when the Obama administration was doing exactly the same thing. How about taking a few minutes to view the video of President OBAMA very clearly telling the American people from his “bully pulpit,” that “no more can come in ILLEGALLY.”

    We “get it” that some of you with Trump Derangement Syndrome hate the duly elected President.

    However, your hatred AND serious illness are no excuse for your illogical actions.

  2. John says:

    Let me get this strait. Somebody chooses to sneak across the US boarder at midnight, illegally, gets caught and there are complaints on treatment?
    Try sneaking into Mexico at midnight, get caught and see what happens. What are the odds of getting shot?
    Last time i went to China(legally), I had to pay a visa fee, and then certify that if I got sick, I would pay for my healthcare, not the people of China.
    Sadly, this is merely a Democrat strategy to get more votes.

  3. Rick Sands says:

    Comments so far have been made out of ignorance and hate – funny, ignorance by definition isn’t taught but hate sure is. Also strange that one person is trying to equate communist and exclusionary China with the democracy and melting pot of the USA. In any case the year is 2019 and we, in fact, once again concentration camps inside our borders. Sure, there’s overcrowding of the mostly refugees but the atrocities have nothing to do with overcrowding. Thank you for the video.

    1. Jim Balfanz says:

      If what you call “ignorance and hate”, is actually the truth, what does that make you? Those of us who oppose ILLEGAL immigration or the fact that the Liberals seem to ignore the fact that it is against the law, don’t hate anyone. What we hate is the outright ignorance and hatred spewed by you leftists who can’t stand having your views challenged.

      You keep ignoring the simple fact that the Obama administration kept children in cages and separated them more than what is happening today. And, that is pure ignorance, or stupidity Mr. Sands.

      1. Richard Sands says:
          Ignorance and hate is the truth. Trump, unfortunately, is the truth even as he constantly lies for his own ugly truth. I, WE, intend to change that truth. At the same time we’ll change the corporate-owned republicans who traitorously, via citizens united, via NRA, via Koch, along with overly corrupt gerrymandering, Sheldon Adelson and the Merks along with the students of Parkland. 2020. Infestations.
  4. Carl Stewart says:

    Let’s say, Mr. Balfanz, that what you say about the treatment of migrants by the Obama administration is accurate. Did you approve of that treatment and did you publicly state that you approved? If so, were you as vehemently supportive of the Obama administrations actions on the southern border as you are of Trump’s?

    But you do know, don’t you, that Mr. Obama is not the president and what his administration did or did not do is not particularly material to what is happening today? The question for you is quite simple: Do you approve of children in cages, without sufficient food and in unhygienic conditions? If you approve, just say so and we then be able to decide if we think your values are ones that should be applauded. It has nothing to do with Democrats or Republicans. The few Republicans with whom I am friendly are appalled by the current situation.

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