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Group holds rally in Pueblo to protest treatment of migrants at border

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Posted at 5:57 PM, Jul 02, 2019

PUEBLO — A rally was held outside of the Rawlings Library in Pueblo Tuesday as part of a nationwide protest of the treatment of migrants seeking asylum along the US - Mexico border.

Protesters were holding up signs and chanting things like, "free the children from the camps."

"We believe in humanity as a whole. That we are all worthy, that we are all deserving of safety and kindness, especially to take care of each other's children," said Amber Dawn Speer.

The protests come after members of congress were outraged by the treatment of immigrants at holding facilities along the border and an investigation of alleged misconduct by border patrol agents. Homeland Security and the Border Patrol said those accusations are not true.