Protesting inhumane conditions at refugee detention camps

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Protests were held in locations across the country, including in Charlottesville, to raise awareness about inhumane conditions at refugee detention camps on the southern border.

Lights for Liberty is part of a movement to end the camps and reunite children and families. The event started at the federal building in Charlottesville and ended with a moment of silence on Friday night.

“The detention camps be closed, that children be reunited with their families and that the appropriate action be taken for those seeking refuge in our country fleeing violence in their own homelands. That’s just the way that we do things in America,” said Aiia Saul Wolman, one of the event's organizers.

President Donald Trump has said Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids will begin this weekend, targeting undocumented immigrants.

The Charlottesville Police Department has said it will not participate in any raids here.

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