Hundreds Converge On Taylor, Texas to Demand The Shut Down of Hutto
A group of about two hundred fifty protesters came from all over the state of Texas to demand the shut down of Hutto, a prison which houses immigrant children and families even though they have committed no crime.
About fifty people from Houston, TX attended, most of which drove together in a caravan. After meeting at a school in Taylor, TX, the protestors marched over a bridge and through a field to arrive in front of the prison. The playground was visible behind the barbed-wire fence, but there were no signs of the incarcerated families. The only signs of life came from the guards who aggressively made sure that the protesters did not get on the “private property.” They also filmed the entire rally.
About eight people came with La Raza Justice Movement.
Large contingents came from Austin, and San Antonio.