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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:28 AM

About 25 protest in Omaha after allegations of forced sterilizations at ICE facility

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Nick McConnell

Wearing red-stained shirts and playing drums, about 25 people protested outside the Douglas County Jail on Saturday in response to allegations of forced sterilizations at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Georgia.

The group gathered at 2 p.m., decrying allegations in a recent whistleblower complaint that some women in the facility received reproductive procedures they did not ask for or fully understand.

Organizer Maghie Miller-Jenkins said that while it was not the first example of forced sterilization of racial and ethnic minorities in U.S. history, it has to be the last.

Val Gaytan, another organizer, said forced sterilization is often the first step in a genocide.

This report includes material from the Associated Press.

Read more: https://omaha.com/news/local/about-25-protest-in-omaha-after-allegations-of-forced-sterilizations-at-ice-facility/article_1166bc2e-e56b-5b8d-882e-78a122022b32.html

I waited as long as I could for a larger city to post a protest.

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