Activists Host Car Parade Urging Howard County Government to Protect Incarcerated at Detention Center


WHO: CASA members, members of the community, and allies including TPM Equal Justice Committee, Immigrant Justice  & COVID-19, Doctors for Camp Closure and Never Again Action is Now

WHEN: Sunday, April 5 *Contact CASA for time*

WHERE: Howard County Detention Center
7301 Waterloo Rd, Jessup, MD 20794

WHAT: Social distancing-friendly car parade to support releasing ICE detainees/increasing prison facilities’ protection measures for COVID-19


Jessup, MD. — CASA, along with key community leaders and activists, will host a car parade in protest of the insufficient protections of the incarcerated and undocumented immigrants held by ICE at the Howard County Detention Cente. The car parade is an innovative response to the COVID-19 pandemic that allows Maryland residents to express their first amendment rights in a way that adheres to physical/social distancing. Activists will caravan to the detention center from a specific location. Audio/visual elements include protesters honking their car horns, shouting chants, and waving signs in their cars.


Members of the media interested in capturing this movement should contact Kim Propeack for logistical information and access to the protest. The safety and security of all involved is CASA’s highest priority during this crisis, resulting in safety precautions for interviews, protesting, and all other activities.