Mothers Day Protests In Homestead And Englewood Call Attention to Child Imprisonment

Protests Also Took Place in St. Petersburg and Lehigh Acres

5/13/2019

May 13 2019. Sixteen Indivisibles and fellow activists from Charlotte County and Venice went to Homestead yesterday to participate in a march protesting imprisonment of immigrant children there.

Meanwhile, in Englewood, 25 members of Englewood Indivisible held up signs protesting child detention in Homestead at the intersection of West Dearborn Street and Indiana Avenue (SR 776).

In St. Petersburg, over 200 activists from Indivisible FL-13, the ACLU and the Quakers held a protest and program that finished with a musical performance by Mexican children.

Lee OFA Indivisible held a protest in Lehigh Acres. All three actions got very positive response from passing mototirsts.

News media covered the march in Homestead and Englewood Indivisible's action. The Miami Herald reported on the action in Homestead. The Englewood and Charlotte Sun papers also reported on the action in Homestead, adding a photo of the local protest to their front-page story. SNN News, the Sarasota television station, reported on the protest in Englewood.

In Englewood, two motorists stopped, parked and asked for information about Homestead. They hadn't known children were confined there.

Despite the heat, Englewood participants were eager to repeat the protest.

There is a photo slideshow of the Englewood protest here.