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Protesters Gather At Richwood Detention Center To Protest Immigrants Being Detained

Patrick Feller

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.