“Families Belong Together” Marchers started from Grace

Marchers meet at start of Families Belong Together March in Grace Church parking lot on June 9, 2018.On the morning of June 9 a group of marchers consisting of Grace Church members, concerned citizens and members of other community organizations gathered in the Grace Church parking lot.  From there they marched the loop along West Street, Merchants Row, Center Street, and Court Street back to West Street. Afterwards, some marchers went to Main Street (Route 7) in front of Main Street Park to hold their signs for passing motorists.

Marchers meet at start of Families Belong Together March in Grace Church parking lot on June 9, 2018.

According to Castleton Indivisible, one of the sponsors of the march, the purpose of the march was to protest and bring more awareness of the cruel, inhumane and unjustified separation of children from their parents along the U.S. border with Mexico, and at other ports of entry into the U.S.

According to the flyer passed out at march, “We were protesting the conditions in which these children are kept. We protest the irreversible trauma that has already been perpetrated on these children and their parents for the “crime” of seeking a better life. We believe this new policy of the Trump Administration is immoral, abhorrent, and cruel. We stand firmly in support with our immigrant brothers and sisters.”

Marchers meet at start of Families Belong Together March in Grace Church parking lot on June 9, 2018.

The March supporters included:

Rutland NAACP

Castleton Indivisible

Grace Cong.  Church

Rutland March For Our Lives

Wilderness Friends Quakers

Author: rpsk1vt

Downhill and XC skier, news junkie, guitar player and software developer.

One thought on ““Families Belong Together” Marchers started from Grace”

  1. Great to have coverage of this event including photos already on the website. Thanks, Ron. Your efforts are appreciated. H

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