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Centro del Pueblo Thanksgiving Demonstration 

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Some 50 people gathered on the steps of the Humboldt County Courthouse on Thanksgiving morning to protest the separation of immigrant families in detention centers and announce a caravan to protest at a detention center in December.
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Members of the Raging Grannies led the group in a song about the detention centers.
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Renee Saucedo smiles at the crowd as the demonstration begins on the courthouse steps.
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Brenda Perez was the emcee for Centro del Pueblo’s demonstration.
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Renee Saucedo said she was having a hard time celebrating Thanksgiving knowing there were families separated in detention centers.
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Protesters held signs on the courthouse steps.
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An empty symbolic empty Thanksgiving table stood at the bottom of the steps.
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Members of the crowd clap during one of the speakers.
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Johnny Salazar with the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Inc. read a letter denouncing the detention center in Yuba and the prison industrial complex in general.
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Nicole Fanlo of Eureka spoke about the issues and often horrible treatment of members of the LGBTQ community who are seeking asylum.
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Caroline Griffith with the North Coast Peoples Alliance spoke to the crowd and said she was helping organize rides for the caravan.
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Laura Munoz spoke to the crowd about human immigration being a natural process.
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Julio Torres played guitar at the end of the demonstration.
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Renee Saucedo said she was having a hard time celebrating Thanksgiving knowing there were families separated in detention centers.

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