Peaceful protests at multiple Child Protection Services offices, including Bradenton

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Published: Sep. 19, 2021 at 4:05 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - On Saturday and Sunday, peaceful protests were held at Child Protection Services offices in four different states and Puerto Rico. One of them included the Bradenton office.

The protest was organized by Operation Stop CPS and We Have The Right to be Right in support of families that have had children taken from them under allegedly false reports. The Bradenton protest aimed to highlight the case of Syesha Mercado, an American Idol finalist and Bradenton resident whose son is still in CPS custody.

The protest involved people bringing teddy bears with blue ribbons wrapped around their eyes for an art display.

Klara Miller, one of the protesters, said, “Within the justice system, there needs to be reform. There needs to be oversight. there needs to be accountability when children are taken.”

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