Residents protest U.S. immigration practices

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photo/courtesy Jane Chertoff

Hudson – Participating in a worldwide vigil relating to immigration practices in the U.S., about a 100 people gathered in front of the Unitarian Church of Hudson and Marlborough on July 12 to participate in a Lights of Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps.

Kathy Ekdahl and Jane Chertoff, both from Hudson, organized the event together. On the Lights for Liberty’s website, it says, “We are a coalition of people, many of whom are mothers, dedicated to human rights, and the fundamental principle behind democracy that all human beings have a right to life, liberty and dignity. We are partnering with international, national, regional and local communities who believe that these fundamental rights are not negotiable and are willing to protect them…”

State Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton), State Rep. Kate Hogan (D-Stow), and the church’s Reverend Alice Anacheka-Nasemann all spoke at the vigil.