ACT City of Refuge Action in the News

From March 28-29, 2017, ACT organised City of Refuge: 24 hours of action for refugees at Trinity Church in downtown Manhattan in coalition with 40 labor, social justice and immigrant rights organisations. The actions included rallies in front of the Trump Building on Wall Street and at Foley Square, a 'refugee tent city,' teach-ins, a ceremony at the African Burial Ground and an interfaith prayer service. The event was covered by over 20 media outlets. Below is a selection of some of this news coverage.

NBC: "Immigrants, Supporters take to streets in refugee day of action."

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Immigrants_-Supporters-Take-to-Streets-in-Refugee-Day-of-Action_New-York-417383063.html

The Gothamist: “Photos: Activists Form Temporary Tent City In The Financial District To Support Global Refugees” by Scott Heins.

http://gothamist.com/2017/03/29/tent_city_trinity_church.php - photo-1

Yahoo News: "I am a child of refugees’: New Yorkers stage tent protest of Trump travel ban" by Caitlin Dickson.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/i-am-a-child-of-refugees-new-yorkers-stage-tent-protest-of-trump-travel-ban-160244733.html.

Metro Newspaper: "City of Refuge: African coalition stages refugee encampment in protest of Trump immigration policies: Protesters demand reversal of the travel ban and preservation of asylum programs" by Amanda Mikelberg.

http://www.metro.us/new-york/city-of-refuge-african-coalition-stages-refugee-encampment-in-protest-of-trump-immigration-policies/zsJqcC---xG6bNRszNhiyE/

 

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