“No Detention Centers in Michigan” Demonstration Held by Moratorium NOW! Coalition

Detroit Moratorium NOW! Coalition demonstration at Prudential in Farmington Hills MI
Detroit Moratorium NOW! Coalition demonstration at a Prudential office in Farmington Hills, Michigan on Sept. 27, 2019. | Photo: Pan-African News Wire

By Detroit FW Staff

Moratorium NOW! Coalition and the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI) held a noon-time demonstration in Farmington Hills, Michigan, a suburb right outside Detroit at the Prudential Financial office on Fri. Sept. 27, 2019.

This demonstration was in response to a call by No Detentions in Michigan to protest Prudential’s investment in the GEO private prisons and detention centers system which detains immigrants from oppressed nations as well as African Americans in the United States.

Prudential is the 6th largest investor in GEO Group and the 5th investor in CoreCivic. GEO Group and CoreCivic manage private prisons/immigrant detention centers.

GEO Group opened a detention center in Baldwin, Michigan on Oct. 1.

The actions were statewide demanding the disinvestment by Prudential and the closing of these concentration camps.

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