Sunday, April 1, 2012

No Crete Detention Center March and Rally

People opposed to the proposed immigrant detention center in Crete, Illinois walked from Chicago and arrived in Crete today, April 1, 2012.  The walkers were joined in Crete by locals opposed to the proposed detention center.  Here are some photos from the event:
Marchers from Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Catholic Mission


Marchers prepare to leave Chicago Heights to go to Crete

Marchers head south toward Crete from Route 1 and 26th Street in Chicago Heights


Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. marches with those opposed to a proposed immigrant detention center in Crete, Illinois


Girl holds sign at the rally against a proposed immigrant detention center in Crete, Illinois


Sign at the rally against the proposed Crete immigrant detention center


Marchers in Chicago Heights
Sign at the Rally and March against a proposed immigrant detention center in Crete, Illinois, "It's better to die on your feet than live on your knees"
Sign at No Crete Detention Center rally and march

Palms were distributed at the No Crete Detention Center march and rally


People opposed to a proposed immigrant detention center in Crete, Illinois marched to the site in protest

Marchers reach the site of the proposed detention center