By Pedro Ruiz
Protest at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center was on June 20, 2009. We marched through the town of Taylor, Texas, to the detention center. The march started at about 1:10 p.m. as we arrived to the detention center at about 1:35 p.m. We had about 175 people in attendance at the demonstration. The platform of speakers and musicians was from 1:40 p.m. to about 3:50 p.m. People started to leave about 4:30 p.m. at the end, in which we took this picture.
There is a yellow line that you are not supposed to cross, as I had approached the van earlier in which they threatened to arrest me for wanting to take a picture of the facility owned by Corrections Corporation of America.
Free the Children! Shut Hutto Down! Picture of Antonio Diaz of the Texas Indigenous Council and Pedro Ruiz.
Marching to the T. Don Hutto Residential Center through the detention center’s backyard.
Marching for the first time over the downtown bridge in Taylor, Texas. Free the Children-Shut Hutto Down sign.
The Beyond Point in which only authorized people are allowed beyond this marker at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center. Antonio, Pedro, and Chuck.
People demonstrating their freedom of speech in front of the entrance to the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, completely blocking the entrance from any vehicles entering the detention center.
For more information on the movement to Free the Children, please visit the website www.tdonhutto.blogspot.com or see Tlazocamati – Ollin Quetzalcoatl 21 at myspace.
Also, please read the article I was in exposing Lulac’s connection to Corrections Corporation of America.