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Lights For Liberty

Lights For Liberty

With customs enforcement raids expected to begin this weekend, protesters across the globe are coming together to draw attention to the treatment of immigrants in detention centers.

Koam's kate kelley visits the site of one of those protests, in pittsburg, -- part of "lights for liberty: a vigil to end human concentration camps."

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Lights For Liberty

With customs enforcement raids expected to begin this weekend, protesters across the globe are coming together to draw attention to the treatment of immigrants in detention centers.

Koam's kate kelley visits the site of one of those protests, in pittsburg, -- part of "lights for liberty: a vigil to end human concentration camps."

Images of migrants in cages sparks controversy and outrage across the country as thousands come together through a global awareness campaign: "lights for liberty."

The protest in pittsburg is organized by mary wehrman who feels it her moral obligation to speak out against what she sees as a concentration camp.

"we make them spend hours standing in line and we take all their possessions, well guess what, that's exactly what happened in nazi germany."

Still, not everyone feels things need to change, expressing concern for the safety of the country and consequences for entering the country illegally.

"it's an issue of laws that have been broken and punishments that have been carried out for those laws that have been broken.

It's unfortunate, especially when its families involved.

Nobody wants to see that, but it's the same for anybody anytime you break the law.

There's consequences."

Wherman and others protesting, though, feels moral consequences are more pressing.

"the bible says that we are to welcome the stranger and so i don't see how i can do any other.

I really don't."

The lights for liberty campaign aims to shed light on the treatment of immigrants in detention centers by standing up in solidarity, praying for change.

"when you have so many people in a room that they can't even physically lay down, to be told to drink out of a toilet, i'm shocked."

"it's a safety aspect.

It's not a racist aspect, it's nothing like that.

No matter where someone's coming from, i feel like we should know who's coming in."

Ultimately, wehrman says she hopes everyone will come from a place of love, not fear, to make a difference.

"for me, i want to be the agent of change.

There's going to be two sides to this when it comes down to history, there's going to be two sides and i'm sorry, but i know what side i'm going to be on."

In pittsburg, kate kelley, koam news.

Mahoney: you can learn more about the lights for liberty campaign at the link we've shared on our website at koam news now dot com.

Mahoney: when we return -- we've




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