Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HONK for Immigrants

This past Sunday hundreds of folks, including immigrants, allies from social justice groups, activists, musicians and even couple of children gathered at the Suffolk Detention Center in Boston. This group of people came together demanding "freedom for the detained immigrants." Though the event was centered around immigration rights, the group also carried signs in solidarity with Ferguson and Palestine.

The sight of a diverse presence and the sound of freedom songs, drum beats and musical instruments by HONK participants made the evening special. It was a true testament to the good cause to see the Cakalak Thunder who drove all the way from North Carolina and the Rude Mechanical Orchestra from New York, perform in solidarity with the supporters of the detained immigrants.

Immigrant prisoners waving at the supporters from behind the barred prison windows, and singing along while swaying to the music added joy to that powerful moment. And no, not even the police with their cameras or intimidation strategies could ruin the energy of the evening. As a brand new member of Boston, I am filled with gratitude to have experienced such love in this city.

Written by Neha Rayamajhi you can follow her on twitter @NehaRaySays

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