Statue of Liberty detained in a cage in front of U.S. Embassy

Statue of Liberty detained in a cage in front of U.S. Embassy

Amnesty International activists on Thursday symbolically placed the U.S. Statute of Liberty in a cage outside the U.S. Embassy in Brussels to protest against the detention of asylum seekers and the separation of families by U.S. authorities. Recordings of the cries of migrant children separated from their parents were aired during the protest. “After the Embassy refused to meet us and even to receive the signatures of our petitions, we had no choice but to resort to loud-speakers and a dramatic production,” explained Philippe Hensman, head of Amnesty’s chapter for…

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