Working-3-hickey-river-trees.jpg
NPR News, Classical and Music of the Delta
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Louisiana News

Protesters Gather At Richwood Detention Center To Protest Immigrants Being Detained

41190946260_92eeac0ff5_o.jpg
Patrick Feller
/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nakrnsm/41190946260/in/photolist-25KUnfC-4RMAMB-K3m4yV-23dz3yo-23dz3Z3-GavL8f-23dz4hC-25KUksQ-LyDicq-27jx2KM-K3qZW4-28Gk4M2-E3vV5w-CwNUi4-6MhA6p-CwNTTr-CwNU4X-E3vVkS-25KUqXs-7vLXiW-E3vVgd-CwNUe6-E3vVbJ-279Bzh6-28EQerh-2dc5iVg

A weekend protest was held at the Richwood ICE Detention Center on Saturday to raise awareness of the migrants held in the prison.

Many of these detained immigrants are seeking asylum in the United States.

According to an announcment by organizers at the Northminster Church in Monroe, the protest is in response to the death of 43 year old Royland Hernández-Diáz, of Cuba, who died while detained at Richwood. His death is believed to be a suicide. 

Richwood Detention Center has not released a statement regarding the protest.