Silent Vigils, March Organized by Indivisible Door County

More than 110 Door County residents took to the county’s streets, bridges and beaches on July 12, joining more than 880 similar vigils across the world (and 20 others across Wisconsin) to express outrage about the inhumane treatment of migrant families at the U.S. Southern border and in detention camps nationwide. Indivisible Door County ( coordinated a silent vigil at Schoolhouse Beach on Washington Island that drew 32 people and a silent march across the Steel Bridge and through downtown Sturgeon Bay that rallied more than 80 people.

“We felt is was particularly important here in Door County – where we have both many migrant families helping with agricultural work and others basking in summer fun – that a light be shone on the horrendous conditions being imposed on innocent children and families in our name and with our dollars,” said Mike Brodd, one of the organizers. “How can we honestly celebrate freedom with fireworks, food and family and simultaneously cage children, deprive innocent people of beds, soap, decent food, a shower, clean diapers for children, even toothpaste?”

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