BOSTON (RNS) — If any locals still braving the streets walked past Boston’s John F. Kennedy Federal Building over the weekend, they may have found themselves staring at a massive black-and-white image of Anne Frank’s face.

“Anne Frank died of an infectious disease in a crowded detention center,” read the image, projected Sunday night (March 22) by activists with Jewish immigration group Never Again Action on a wall near the building, which houses the state’s federal immigration court. “Governor Baker, release everyone in ICE detention before it’s too late.”

The demonstration was part of a nationwide push mounted by progressive faith-based activists and religious leaders to release as many people held in jails, prisons and immigration detention facilities as possible to protect them from outbreaks

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