PHOTOS: Second ‘march for freedom’

For the second time this week, 130 asylum seekers leave the Holot ‘open’ prison facility in southern Israel to march through the desert in protest of their detention and the arrest of their comrades in the previous march. This time around, immigration officers stopped the march shortly after it began.

Photos By: Oren Ziv, Tali Mayer / Activestills.org

African asylum seekers marching during the second March For Freedom, from the Holot detention center toward Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
African asylum seekers marching during the second March For Freedom, from the Holot detention center toward Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
African asylum seekers march during the second March For Freedom, from the Holot detention center toward Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
African asylum seekers march during the second March For Freedom, from the Holot detention center toward Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
African asylum seeker getting arrested after marching during a second March For Freedom, from Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
African asylum seeker getting arrested after marching during a second March For Freedom, from Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
African asylum seekers running away from immigration officers, after taking part in the second March For Freedom, from the Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
African asylum seekers running away from immigration officers, after taking part in the second March For Freedom, from the Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
African asylum seeker getting arrested after marching during a second March For Freedom, from the Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
African asylum seeker getting arrested after marching during a second March For Freedom, from the Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
An African asylum seeker shouting after being arrested and boarded on a bus taking him back to Holot detention center, after the second March For Freedom, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
An African asylum seeker shouting after being arrested and boarded on a bus taking him back to Holot detention center, after the second March For Freedom, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
African asylum seekers running away from immigration officers, after taking part in the second March For Freedom from the Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
African asylum seekers running away from immigration officers, after taking part in the second March For Freedom from the Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
An African asylum seeker is arrested after marching during a second March For Freedom, from the Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
An African asylum seeker is arrested after marching during a second March For Freedom, from the Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
An African asylum seeker is arrested after marching during a second March For Freedom from the Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
An African asylum seeker is arrested after marching during a second March For Freedom from the Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
African asylum seekers arrested after marching during a second March For Freedom, from the Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
African asylum seekers arrested after marching during a second March For Freedom, from the Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
An African asylum seeker is arrested after marching during the second March For Freedom from the Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
An African asylum seeker is arrested after marching during the second March For Freedom from the Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
African asylum seekers run away from immigration police, after taking part in the second March For Freedom from the Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
African asylum seekers run away from immigration police, after taking part in the second March For Freedom from the Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
An African asylum seeker is arrested after marching during the second March for Freedom from the Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)
An African asylum seeker is arrested after marching during the second March for Freedom from the Holot detention center towards Be’er Sheva, Negev, December 19, 2013. (Activestills.org)