PHOENIX, ARIZ. — The 9-to-5 crowd had thinned out by the time a mostly Latino crowd arrived outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) processing center here to mark the end of a 15-day hunger strike this week.
Weakened by the lack of food, strike participants sat in wheelchairs, surrounded by friends and family, under a sidewalk canopy. They had fasted to call attention to the Obama administration‘s deportations and the detention of spouses, children, and siblings, many of whom remain behind bars for being in the country illegally. On Monday, the hungry group savored a bowl of vegetable soup and promised continued protests.
“This doesn’t stop here, we will keep at it,” says Anselma López, a Guatemala native who was briefly hospitalized for health complications after several days of not eating.
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