Belchertown protest held in opposition to Sheriff Arpaio

The protesters held signs, sang songs, and made their voices heard

BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) – Residents of Belchertown gathered in opposition to Sheriff Arpaio. The group, Belchertown Voices for Justice, organized a peaceful protest on the town common.

Some came to stand up to anti-immigration policies, others came in response to racism and hate.

Cliff McCarthy told 22News, “We are here as residents of Belchertown to reject the policies of the hate and anti-immigration and racist behavior that they represent.”


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Ellen Hopman noted, “We want an open welcoming society. We don’t want so many guns. We want a well-regulated militia.”

The protesters held signs, sang songs, and made their voices heard to a chorus of honking drivers who passed by.

Belchertown Voices for Justice claims that Sheriff Arpaio targeted Latino communities with raids and used anti-immigration tactics during his time as sheriff.