More than 50 people carrying firearms and anti-government flags protested a proposal to temporarily house Central American children and teenagers in Vassar, Michigan.
The group, organized by anti-immigration activist Tamyra Murray, carried AR-15 rifles, handguns, Gadsden “Don’t Tread On Me” flags, and a “Second American Revolution” flag – which combines the Betsy Ross design with the Roman numeral II within a circle of 13 stars.
They marched from Vassar City Hall to Wolverine Human Services’ Pioneer Work and Learn Center, where 12- to 17-year-old boys from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala could be housed until their immigration cases could be heard, reported The Saginaw News.
“We’re not against kids,” Murray said. “We have sympathy for the kids being used and exploited by the feds.”