PHOTOS: Playdate protest

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  • Ziv Caravita, 8, and Joanna Caravita, left, of Holyoke, with Sebastian Antonelli, 2, and Heather Antonelli, of Northampton, have fun during a "Play Date Protest" in Congressman Jim McGovern's Northampton office, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 held to call on McGovern to take action to close child detention centers at the border and free all those detained. Local parents and their children made art, sang songs and read statements to McGovern. The protest was organized by Sophia Zucker, of Northampton, and is part of the national CloseTheCampsNow.org day of action. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Sophia Zucker, right, of Northampton, joins her son Ellis, 2, center, Aeryca Steinbauer, left, of Holyoke, holding Tovah, 2, Kaya Rosen, 21 months, and Karis Padham of Greenfield, during a “Play Date Protest” Tuesday in U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern’s Northampton office. The protesters called on McGovern to take action to close migrant child detention centers at the border and free all those detained. Area parents and their children made art, sang songs and read statements to McGovern. The protest was organized by Zucker and is part of the national CloseTheCampsNow.org day of action. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Holland Pomputius, 7, of Florence, colors during a "Play Date Protest" in Congressman Jim McGovern's Northampton office, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 held to call on McGovern to take action to close child detention centers at the border and free all those detained. Local parents and their children made art, sang songs and read statements to McGovern. The protest was organized by Sophia Zucker, of Northampton, and is part of the national CloseTheCampsNow.org day of action. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A child, front, reads a statement to Congressman Jim McGovern during a "Play Date Protest" in McGovern's Northampton office, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 held to call on him to take action to close child detention centers at the border and free all those detained. Local parents and their children made art, sang songs and read statements to McGovern. The protest was organized by Sophia Zucker, front, of Northampton, and is part of the national CloseTheCampsNow.org day of action. Martha Pomputius, of Florence, top right, listens as Lissa Bonifaz, of Amherst, records it with her phone. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

Published: 7/3/2019 10:44:25 AM

NORTHAMPTON – Sophia Zucker, right, of Northampton, joins her son Ellis, 2, center, Aeryca Steinbauer, left, of Holyoke, holding Tovah, 2, Kaya Rosen, 21 months, and Karis Padham of Greenfield, during a “Play Date Protest” Tuesday in U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern’s Northampton office. The protesters called on McGovern to take action to close migrant child detention centers at the border and free all those detained. Area parents and their children made art, sang songs and read statements to McGovern. The protest was organized by Zucker and is part of the national CloseTheCampsNow.org day of action.

Jerrey Roberts can be reached at jroberts@gazettenet.com.

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