Support and Witnesses Needed for Arrested Immigrants Rights Activist!
On June 3rd, Immigrant Rights Activists held a rally in San Ysidro, CA to protest the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border and the oppressive, racist Hagel-Martinez bill, which has passed the Senate and is now in a Congressional reconciliation committee.
Across the street from the Pro-Immigrant Rights rally was gathered a small group of racist vigilantes from the Minutemen Project. As the pro-immigrant rally was winding down a decision was made to confront the racists in a vocal, but very peaceful manner. During this confrontation the police assaulted and arrested Josh, a pro-immigrant rights activist, claiming that he had thrown a punch at an officer. Josh is no longer in custody but is facing legal charges. The police also assaulted the 6 yr-old son of an immigrant rights activist and are known to have shoved a number of protesters at the march.
The charge that a punch was thrown at an officer is an outright fabrication. This being the case, we are calling on all those who were present at the event and witnessed the arrest or any other incidents of police brutality or excessive force, to contact the support committee at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can clear the charges and push for justice for those whose right to assemble peacefully was infringed upon by the corrupt police officers at the scene.