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Tucson protest against ICE hit with police crackdown

Friday, February 17, 2017 21:35
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Tucson, AZ – At the federal building in downtown Tucson around 150 people displayed their anger at Trump’s recent ICE raids, Feb.16. The raids targeted hard-working undocumented immigrants, including a mother in Phoenix.

The crowd’s chants roared across street traffic as protesters shouted: “No ban! No wall! Sanctuary now!” and “No more deportations!”

The Immigrant rights group Lucha Unida de Padres y Estudiantes (LUPE) called the protest to demonstrate the popular dissent for Trump and his anti-immigrant agenda. LUPE organizer Stteffanny Cott Tolentino said, “Trump and his administration have routinely confirmed their racist, xenophobic, lslamophobic and anti-labor agenda as his executive actions actively repress and terrorize multinational working-class families. But we are here to show that this community is engaged in resistance and struggle.”

The rally took to the streets and as police attempted to block their movement, the march was determined to continue. The police then arrested three people: two Brown Berets and an African American woman with Black Lives Matter. As protesters demanded their immediate release, the police continued their heavy-handed response by throwing an elderly woman to the ground and then pepper spraying a line of mostly women protesters and a group of children behind them. Tempers flared, and as the crowd dispersed, some of the protesters filed official complaints against the offending officers for their actions.

All three arrestees have been released and LUPE and the community will continue to support their legal defense. Also, LUPE plans to continue organizing and defending immigrant rights while taking measures to ensure the safety and security of all participants.


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  • desertspeaks

    “Trump and his administration have routinely confirmed their racist, xenophobic, lslamophobic and anti-labor agenda as his executive actions actively repress and terrorize multinational working-class families???

    Ohhhh you mean the ILLEGAL ALIENS! What part of ILLEGAL don’t you quite grasp? or don’t you believe in laws that were created to KEEP YOU SAFE?? IF YOU DON’T then WHY DON’T YOU PERSONALLY HOUSE AND PAY FOR THE UPKEEP “including health care, child care, clothing, educating, entertainment, etc” ILLEGALS AND MUSLIMS YOURSELF?? You are a F*#KING HYPOCRITE, THAT’S WHY!

    Building a wall isn’t racist.. Israel has a wall, the white house has a wall/fence, you might even have a fence/wall,.. hell the vatican has a wall,.. WHY DO THEY HAVE WALLS? TO KEEP OUT CRIMINALS! Do you lock the doors on your home? WHY?? oh you don’t want people just walking in and taking YOUR STUFF??
    So much for your racist bs!

    As for the muslims, there are 47 muslim countries.. only 7 of them HAD a TEMPORARY BAN.. so much for your islamophobic BS! I further point out that ISIS said THEY WILL infiltrate the RAPEugees~! Do you get that?? there is no way to vet these people, .. there is no way to get to any records that may or may not exist, as to who is who, amongst the legitimate refugees!
    So I pose this question to you; I put out a bowl of your favorite candy “or whatever it is that you’re into” and mixed amongst them are an indeterminate amount that WILL KILL YOU IN THE MOST PAINFUL WAY POSSIBLE with no way of determining which will and which won’t KILL YOU.. ARE YOU STUPID ENOUGH TO EAT A PIECE?? Would you allow someone you care about eat any?? eNO??

    Anti labor?? really?? the guy trying to keep his word to bring jobs back to this country is anti labor?? YOU ARE RETARDED!

    • LifeIs

      Marxism has taken off its mask. “Bourgeoisie” was code for “Christian white” all along.

      Instead of enlisting low-wage workers, and promising a classless society, Marxists are now enlisting all “people of color,” which seems to include all Hispanics, and are promising to dispossess the white majority.

      The “dinosaurs” (Maya Angelou’s description) who “just need to die” (Oprah Winfrey’s analysis)

      Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi was the point man in the 1920s. His Pan Europe scheme involved replacing white Europeans with darker skinned people, to be ruled by “the new master race,” as he characterized Jews.

      The master race and its cronies want cheap labor, including cheap household servants, which is why illegal immigration is still illegal. It makes the immigrants easy to take advantage of.

      There’s nothing wrong with Chinese being a majority in China. There’s nothing wrong with Chinese being proud of being Chinese.

      There’s nothing wrong with blacks being a majority in any country of sub-Saharan Africa. There’s nothing wrong with blacks being proud of being black.

      But God help you if you say white Christians have just as much right to be here as anybody. And that it’s okay for white Christians to be proud of being white and Christian. That makes you a reactionary.

      This is a 2/3 white country, where white people have always done most of the work. Those white people have been SO compassionate and fair, they/we have welcomed 1.5 million African immigrants in recent years. And we have given them the opportunity to prosper. Immigrants from Nigeria have a higher average household income than whites.

      This 2/3 white country made blacks a privileged class, from the 1960s on, with racial privilege in college admission and in employment.

      The planned takeover/robbery will be led by people who are not so compassionate. Not tolerant. Not respectful of human rights. Look at Linda Sarsour, who advocates Sharia law– rule by male Muslim clerics, brutal theocracy. Look at Donna Hylton, who is a hero for the torture-murder of a white kidnap victim. Look at Angela Davis, whose guns killed four people. ALL spoke at the Womens’ March.

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