(Chelsea Update would like to thank JoAnn Ladio for the information and photos in this story.)
More than a hundred people gathered in Pierce Park for a relatively ad hoc gathering to protest the inhumane conditions in the migrant camps and detention centers on the US-Mexico border.
This was a local vigil, but part of the worldwide Lights for Liberty Vigil on July 12.
Participants heard local speakers including an immigration attorney and an undocumented local mother, lit candles and sang at The Rock, which had been painted with “Asylum Seekers R People 2.”
Vigils went on in 25 other cities in Michigan as well.