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90-Year-Old Ethel Kennedy Joins Hunger Strike Against Trump's "Zero-Tolerance" Immigration Policy

Date June 27, 2018 14:46

In spring, the Trump administration introduced ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy that is greatly criticized by many people. As a result of the policy, more than 2 thousand children were separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

So, to stop it, activists launched a 24-day hunger strike. The protest was organized by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization.

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What is the strike all about?

Those participating in it make a donation to border organizations and pass it forward to at least 2 people who should do the same thing. One of the famous protesters is 90-year-old Ethel Kennedy, the widow of the late Robert Kennedy.

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She is joined by other members of her family alongside with such celebrities like Evan Rachel Wood and Alec Baldwin.

 

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What is their goal?

Although the president signed an executive order that stopped the separation of kids from their parents, there are still thousands of children detained separately. And the aim of protesters, including Ethel Kennedy, is to make sure all families are reunited.

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What is more, the strike addresses the conditions immigrants have to live in. As described by the media, they can be compared to internment camps.

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Earlier this month, the ‘zero-tolerance’ policy was slammed by all living former first ladies of the country, who spoke against it and called it inhumane.

The Trump administration has addressed or commented on the strike yet.

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