Pittsfield — Shouts, honking, and the sound of people singing, “This Land Is Our Land,” rang out across Park Square this afternoon from hundreds of demonstrators protesting the Trump Administrations brutal immigration policies — a reminder that, before coming to the United States, seeking opportunity and fleeing violence and persecution, the ancestors of most American citizens had made the journey to these shores from foreign lands.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Richard Neal addressed a crowd of roughly 500 demonstrators who had gathered at noon at Park Square in Pittsfield to protest Trump’s immigration policy. Standing in the center of the crowd of children as young as five and grandparents in wheel chairs braving the 90-degree heat, the congressman took the mic to deliver a simple message. “We need immigrants. We don’t need a wall around this country.”