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May 20, 2019

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams leads stroller protest against family separation at U.S. border

June 25, 2018
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams leads the “Stroller March” on Sunday. (Danny Iudici for NY Daily News)

It was more than just a stroll in the park.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams led a “stroller march” Sunday against the Trump administration’s policy of taking children away from their parents when they cross the border from Mexico into the U.S.

Chanting “Love, not hate makes America great,” Adams began pushing a carriage through Sunset Park bearing a sign reading “No Walls, No Cages” before ending up outside Park Slope’s Metropolitan Detention Center.

“We know how important it is to stand in unison to come together and state that this policy of ripping babies from their parents is something that will not be tolerated in our America,” Adams said to a crowd that to speak swelled to roughly 500. “Not while we are alive and breathing in this country.”

Politicians like Rep. Nydia Velázquez, Public Advocate Letitia James, and state Sens. Jesse Hamilton, Kevin Parker and Velmanette Montgomery joined concerned parents like Aminta Freeman at the rally.

“I’m here marching because it’s such a basic human need for children to be with their parents,” said Freeman, of Sunset Park, who marched through D’Emic Playground with her daughter Anna, 9, and son Josiah, 12.

“I see my children’s faces when I see those (detained) kids’ faces,” she added. “I see myself when I see their parents. The U.S. has no moral authority to do this. And I wanted my kids to see how important this issue is.”

Freeman’s son, Josiah, added, “Those kids that got separated are probably so scared. I wouldn’t want that to be me or my sister. I can’t imagine how they feel. We all really need to do something for them.”

Anna Success, 39, attended the rally with her 7 and 5 year-old daughters.

“I’m here today because I’m a mother,” the early childhood development teacher from Astoria, Queens, said. “Knowing how much my kids need me, how important I am to them, I know those kids who have been taken away need to be reunited now. This has got to stop. We don’t know where these kids are and what is going to happen to them. Everyone should be demanding they be returned now.”

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