Watertown Group Urges ‘Compassion, Not Fear’ About Refugees

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A Watertown group will be holding an event to support welcoming refugees from Syria coming to the United States. 

Watertown Citizens sent out the following information:

Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment invites you to a vigil welcoming all refugees to Massachusetts on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to noon in Watertown Square.

We will gather to affirm our support for U.S. policy that welcomes Syrian refugees and to stand in opposition to those who would have us turn our backs on the men, woman, and children who are fleeing the Syrian civil war.

Our banners will read, “Compassion Not Fear,” “Mass. Welcomes All Refugees,” and “Refugees are Not Terrorists.” We invite you to bring a sign that expresses how you feel about the current refugee crisis and what Massachusetts should do to address it.

Following the vigil we will gather at the Delta for a short program that will include messages from political, civic and religious leaders.

Email watertowncitizens@gmail.com if you have questions.

One thought on “Watertown Group Urges ‘Compassion, Not Fear’ About Refugees

  1. Don’t any of these people follow the news or current events? Homeland Security and the FBI have both stated they can not verify these peoples background. Why should we rush to invite them into our country? Don’t forget the Tsanraev brothers were refugees.

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