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Locals join march to end child detention

By DANIEL SUTPHIN

STAFF WRITER

“To see, witness and let it be known that people are watching.”

That’s the reason Ted Zawistowski and 10 other Charlotte County residents traveled to Homestead on Sunday to join the Mother’s Day March to End Child Detention.

The march took place in the afternoon outside the 75-acre Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, which can accommodate over 3,000 immigrant children.

“Thousands of children without their mothers through no fault of their own,” said Sushila Cherian of the group. “It’s a diabolical situation.”

Vielka Wambold of the Charlotte County

Protesters carrying signs along North Indiana Avenue in Englewood Sunday afternoon. Margaret Doyle is one of about 20 people protesting that more than 2,000 immigrant children are being held in detention by a private company in Homestead, Florida.

SUN PHOTO BY SANDY MACYS

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