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Minneapolis solidarity march with immigrants and refugees set

Friday, February 17, 2017 14:19
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Minneapolis, MN – The Anti-War Committee and the No More Deportations campaign are co-sponsoring a community march to show solidarity with the immigrants and refugees targeted by President Trump’s executive orders, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 from 1-3:30 pm. Protesters will rally in Powderhorn Park and then march on Lake Street past hundreds of immigrant owned businesses to say “Immigrants are welcome here!”

The Anti-War Committee’s call for the protest says the protest will focus on denouncing the Muslim ban, the wall on the US-Mexico border, and Trump’s war threats. The protest call also calls for Minneapolis and St. Paul to remain sanctuary cities.

There is a growing movement against the president’s anti-immigrant policies. The Washington Post reported on Feb. 7, “that majorities oppose all of President Trump’s recent immigration moves…There has been a 12 point net swing against the general idea of the travel ban in the last month.”

According to reports from the Associated Press Feb.17, the Trump administration is considering the deployment of up to 100,000 members of the National Guard to round up undocumented immigrants.

Ana Vasquez of the No More Deportations campaign said, “We must all stand together to stop deportations and defeat the travel ban. Immigrant and refugee communities are under attack and all people of good conscience must unite and resist these racist attacks.”

This protest is the follow up event from the Anti-War Committee’s last march on Jan. 31st where 15,000 people protested and the march was 7 blocks long.


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    Being a human from the Non left and non right sides of 18th century failed ideology replacement for monarchs i.e. democracy/communism, with 200+ years of hegalian dialetics of trying to blend the 2 together (see china) and no real evolution of either, I tend to see truth in words and actions over whatever label people attempt to brand themselves with. That being said I find your spiel dishonest
    undocumented immigrants – if i rob a bank am i doing an undocumented withdraw?
    it’s “illegal immigration” which cheapens people that do it legally

    “Ana Vasquez … said, “We must all stand together to stop deportations and defeat the travel ban. {Immigrant and refugee} communities are under attack and all people of good conscience must unite and resist these {racist attacks}.”

    And here you, through Ana Vasquez, claim that classify as a race!
    So for someone such as myself who strive for the better idea`s of left OR right you lose support for dishonesty and buzzwords in place of facts.

  • Boo

    Good way for people to see how they have been played by an organization is to get out and march in one of their marches. Since the marches of late are based on hysterical flawed facts, and unless you pay someone to continue to show up at these use the fools as our tools events, they should dwindle to down to just a few useful idiots in the not too distant future. Lets face it … your march is competing against summer fun with no classes you want to skip or professor’s you need an A from …

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