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Detention Centre: El Paso and Mass Protest

detention centre: HERIKA MARTINEZ / AFP/GETTY IMAGES Maria holds her 4-year-old son Franco after he arrived at the El Paso International Airport Thursday, July 26, 2018 in El Paso, Texas, according to Toronto Star. The two had been separated for over six weeks after being entering the country. Migrant teenagers play football at a temporary detention centre at Tornillo, Texas, near the Mexico-US border on June 18, 2018. RUBEN R. RAMIREZ / The El Paso Times via AP Leticia Zamarripa, a spokeswoman for ICE, disputed the account, saying a group of fewer than 50 fathers and children staged a brief sit-in on Thursday but there has been no mass protest or hunger strike. But Jennifer Falcon, communications director for the immigrant advocacy group, said about 300 men and 300 boys are participating in an ongoing protest, with adults not eating or drinking and children declining to participate in school activities. Zamarripa said in an emailed statement that the protesters dispersed after an ICE supervisor explained immigration processes to address concerns they had raised about their cases. ( As reported in the news.