Sunday, February 11, 2007

Two arrested at LA rally in support of Compean and Ramos

Two people were arrested during a clash at a rally in Hollywood, California held in support of two U.S. Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug smuggler near the Mexican border in Texas.

Los Angeles police separated about 200 demonstrators, including members of the Minuteman Project, from counter-protesters.

Organizer David Hernandez, who supports a pardon for the border agents, said the rally was aimed at raising "awareness that this is an issue that everyone should be behind," he said.

The rally “was not about illegal immigration, it was about justice for not only the officers but the families who came here to participate.” He noted that the imprisoned agents have Hispanic roots, and that all of their family members are Hispanic. “How could we be the racists if we're standing up for Hispanics?"

1 comment:

  1. nothing like simplistic polemical arguments. (The sign)

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