Police in New York are reportedly using chainsaws to tear down a series of installations to protest the treatment of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border—just hours after they first appeared on Wednesday morning.
Earlier, thousands of New Yorkers had their journeys to work interrupted by the disturbing sights and sounds of what appeared to be children sobbing inside locked cages at 25 locations all over the city. The installations were part of a protest by Raices, the nonprofit committed to protecting border-crossers, against the Department of Justice's Zero Tolerance Immigration Enforcement Policy. Raices teamed up with independent agency Badger & Winters to launch the #NoKidsInCages campaign to raise awareness of the practice. The cage installations used dummies, of course, and not real children.