On 2nd July, nearly 200 protests calling for the government to "close the camps" were held in cities across the U.S., as inhumane conditions at immigrant detention centres have been widely reported.
The mobilisation comes one day after a group of Democratic lawmakers visited two border facilities in Texas, where AOC claimed "women were told they could drink out of the [toilet] bowl." Members of Congress reported seeing overcrowded, "appalling and disgusting," "heartbreaking and abhorrent" conditions.
The #CloseTheCamps rallies were organised by advocacy groups MoveOn, United We Dream, Families Belong Together, and American Friends Service Committee.
Ahead, we share inspirational snapshots from protests across the country — from Albuquerque to Washington, D.C.