BOSTON (CBS) — Protesters filled Boston streets as they walked from the Holocaust Memorial to the ICE detention center in Dorchester Tuesday evening. The march lasted hours and the crowd only grew as it continued.

“It’s a community of grassroots organizers coming together to protest the camps and to say that enough is enough and never again,” Blair Nodelman said.

The ICE detention center is located in the Suffolk County House of Correction. Boston Police guided the protesters the entire way.

While there were no major issues, there was some additional traffic as the crowded passed through.

“Say it loud, say it clear: immigrants are welcome here,” they chanted at one point.

Hundreds walked from the Holocaust Memorial to the ICE detention center in Dorchester to protest migrant detention center conditions (WBZ-TV)

Once the protesters arrived in Dorchester they were met by several sheriff county deputies guarding the front of the building. Protest organizers said 18 people were arrested there.

Similar demonstrations took place in other cities as well.

Comments (5)
  1. Russell Jennison says:

    Yet the people that have to support illegals were at work.

  2. Janice K. Jarosz says:

    Did the protesters take a day off from work?

  3. Marilyn E. Kemp Rothstein says:

    Yes, Boston, lead the way! p.s. Most of our ancestors were illegals, and mine came in 1636!