The residents of Upper Mount Bethel Township in Pennsylvania came out in force last night to protest the GEO Group's proposal to build a 2,500-bed immigration detention center. The council members present, many of whom support the proposal, dodged questions all night. But three officials, Supervisers Jerry Geake and Robert Gerwig, and council president Ron Angle admitted to having met with GEO Group brass in private meetings leading up to the proposal.
The estimated 100 citizens comprised a "hostile, overflow crowd" that vocally demonstrated their opposition, despite the council's endorsement and GEO's promise of new jobs for the area.
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