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Rallies organized for strikers outside Mesa Verde Detention Facility, Yuba County Jail

Posted at 2:48 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 17:48:19-04

Two rallies in support of strikers protesting unsafe conditions at processing facilities are being organized by community advocates in Yuba County and Kern County, where Mesa Verde Detention Facility and Yuba County Jail sits.

Rallies will be held Aug. 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. outside each facility.

Outside Mesa Verde Detention Facility, the Kern Youth Abolitionists are leading a car show in solidarity with detained individuals, with local car clubs doing a honk-and-drive and posters of detained individuals held inside on display.

Outside Yuba County Jail, community members will read testimonies and demands from folks inside, including demanding Captain Allan Garza stop Yuba's unsanitary and unsafe practices.