Hundreds Gather For Vigil, Rally Supporting Indonesian Men Arrested By ICE

More than 500 people – including a contingent from the township – gathered at a Metuchen church Jan. 28 for a rally in support of the two Indonesian men arrested last week by agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

One of the men, Gunawan Liem, 54, lives with his family in Franklin Park.

Representing the township were Mayor Phil Kramer and Deputy Mayor Shanel Robinson, as well as local activists, including former Board of Education president Ed Potosnak.

Following a prayer vigil at the First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, the group marched several blocks to assemble in front of Metuchen Borough Hall, where they heard from a variety of speakers. Among those speaking were Kramer and U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12).

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate live streamed the event:

The prayer vigil:

Immigrants’ Rights Vigil at First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen.

Posted by The Franklin Reporter & Advocate on Sunday, January 28, 2018


The march and rally at Borough Hall:

Immigrants’ rights march in Metuchen.

Posted by The Franklin Reporter & Advocate on Sunday, January 28, 2018




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