WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Protesters took to Watertown’s Public Square Friday night, as part of a nationwide event aimed at pushing back against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
It’s being called “Lights for Liberty.” Protesters say they’re against the way immigrants are being treated at the border and want to see change in the way the United States deals with immigration.
“We said never again when it came to the concentration camps of World War II and Japanese internment,” said demonstrator Shannon Stark Weatherburke. “And here we are in 2019 doing the same thing to people who are just trying to work and live or seek asylum.”
Similar rallies were happening across the nation, some, drawing thousands of people.
The protests come as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials plan weekend raids in ten major cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.
People in Potsdam also participated in “Lights for Liberty” vigils.