Youth protests by standing in black metal cages outside United Nations Headquarters

Youth protests by standing in black metal cages outside U.N. headquarters in Geneva

Once again the youth of the United States has raised its voice. Teenagers stood inside a cage outside the United Nations headquarters in Geneva on Monday. They did this so as to punctuate the protest by Mexican and American activists who are demanding reconciliation of children in U.S. custody with parents seeking asylum.

The youth stood in black metal cages asking the reunion of immigrant children with their parents outside United Nations Headquarters

Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America has made a vow to reduce illegal immigration. It has become one of his signature policy pledges and is causing great trouble to the Mexican immigrants. Mexico made a deal with Washington about 10 days ago to avert punitive U.S tariffs over the issue.

Youths stood inside black metal cages wearing T-shirts that read #ClassroomsNotCages. The protest was held in front of the United Nations’ European headquarters in Geneva. Demonstrators even carried signs which read “Children should not be locked up.Period.”

Last year The American Federation of Teachers registered a complaint in the U.N. Human Rights Council about the inhuman act of snatching immigrants’ children from their families. They specifically call it an “inhumane (U.S.) policy of tearing immigrant children from their families who come to our borders seeking asylum and protection”.

What all ATF had done to make sure its demands are being heard

Youth protests by standing in black metal cages outside United Nation Headquarters

Parents asking reunion just like the youth!
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Randi Weingarten is the President of The American Federation of Teachers. ATF is a group comprising of 1.7 million teachers, nurses as well as people holding posts of other public services. Randi informed a small gathering that in the past 5 months a total of 2,500 children have been parted from their parents at the U.S-Mexico border. Randi Weingarten said

In the past five months, 2,500 children have been separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. This is despite a judge’s order to stop and to reunify the children, Six children have died. We are saying to the Human Rights Council: Hear us and help us!

Weingarten told the Reuters that A Human Rights Council panel is going to review their complaint this week itself. The spokesperson for the U.S. mission in Geneva refused to give any comments on the matter which is not so subtly surrounding them.

Hopefully, things will turn out to be better and the status quo will change for good.

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