Installations Depicting Kids In Cages Pop Up Across City

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Two dozen disturbing art installations popped up across NYC early Wednesday morning depicting migrant children detained in cages.

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RAICES, a non-profit organization that assists families seeking asylum in the United States, created the #NoKidsInCages installations to protest the thousands of children who have been separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border and forced to “live in cages.” Six children have died in these detention facilities.

New Yorkers posted photos on social media of child-sized mannequins wrapped in silver foil blankets lying on the ground surrounded by a chainlink fence. The installations included audio of children crying.

Via RAICES | Facebook

The works were installed outside media offices (The New York Times, Fox News), cultural institutions (The Whitney Museum), and at areas with heavy pedestrian traffic (Union Square, Broadway & Houston).

Here in Brooklyn, installations were placed by the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO; the York Street “F” subway station in DUMBO; the Park Slope YMCA; Atlantic/Barclays Center; McCarren Park; the Bedford “L” subway station in Williamsburg; and outside Vice’s office in Williamsburg.

The installation at Atlantic/Barclays Center had already been removed when Bklyner stopped by just after 10am this morning. Police have been covering or dismantling the works according to Gothamist who has a list of all the sites across the city.

“#NoKidsInCages is about the children. We cannot be a nation that separates families,” the project website reads. Learn more at nokidsincages.com.

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