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PHOTO: Tiny cages with fake crying children placed in NYC to protest detention camps at US-Mexico border

In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the U.S., sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas on Sunday, June 17, 2018. (U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION/Released)

Approximately two dozen miniature cages containing tiny mannequins and the chilling sound of wailing children were seen throughout parts of New York City on Wednesday morning.

The small cages and their content encompass a two-borough street art effort — dubbed #NoKidsInCages — which denounces the Trump administration’s controversial handling of children who arrive at the United States-Mexico border. The holding pens, which included the child-like figures clad in aluminum foil blankets, were spotted in parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

“For those who’ve forgotten, it’s time to remember and raise our voices,” reads a summary on the website, No Kids In Cages. “For those who didn’t know, it’s time to understand the plight of these innocent children.”

Gothamist was among the first news organizations to report on the findings. According to Gothamist, RAICES, the Texas-based immigration legal services nonprofit organization, as well as the advertising agency Badger & Winters, are claiming responsibility for the demonstration.

The NYPD seized at least 18 of the 24 sites, the New York Daily News reported early Wednesday.


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