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SOS/Minutemen in Long Beach

by Carlos Cantu Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 10:22 AM
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A handful of SOS and Minutemen faithful showed up on the corner of 7th and Atlantic in Long Beach to protest the sanctuary given to Liliana, a 29 year old immigrant from Mexico by St. Luks Episcopal Church.

The sun was hot in Long Beach but an anti-Minutemen protest at St. Luke’s was not. Tame by comparison to past anti-Minuteman actions in the past the gathering last Saturday lacked the usual “fire”. However the Minutemen and Save Our State were soundly beaten by numbers alone with the anti-immigrant protesters only being able to field about 40 members and pro-immigrant forces gathering to about 100 at the height of the event. Meant to be the start of an all out offensive on immigrant harboring churches this clear program of intimidation by Save Our State and The Minutemen Project was far less than successful. The SOS and Minutemen camp dwindled to about 15 or less before the end of the action.
The morning consisted of statements being fired back and forth via megaphone as both sides faced each other on the corner of 7th and Atlantic. Both groups were separated by wooden barricades, orange vested volunteers and of course the Long Beach police. One anti-immigrant protester was led away by police after he tried to cross into the pro-immigrant side. The SOS and Minutemen showed their usual ignorance to history, politics and the socioeconomic situation and even religion. A few of their signs bore harsh criticism of the Catholic Church even though the protest was at an Episcopal house of worship. One anti-immigrant protester responded with a blank stare when questioned about the incongruity. Pro-immigrant supporters were on the other hand confident and upbeat making plans for future meetings, plans and events.
The anti-immigrant megaphoned rants were later drowned out by the Aztec Dancers and the event got a little emotional when Liliana’s two young children came out in front of the news cameras and made a plea to have there mother returned home to them.
After the event when you’re humble narrator and companion were confronted by Long Beach Police officers. While on our way back to our car around the corner from where pro-immigrant protesters were filtering away and fifteen minutes after the SOS/Minutemen had already left . We came across three squad cars, four cops were “gearing up” with riot helmets, gas masks and 4 foot long nightsticks. We turned on the video camera and started shooting and asked them what they were getting ready for. One very large officer came up to us and barked “step back…you are too close to my police vehicle!” we stepped back and he barked at us again declaring that we were getting too close to him. I notified him that he was the one walking towards us, he replied with a smirk. Clearly using provocational tactics reminiscent of MacArthur Park we never the less and held our ground.
The police became very self conscious of the camera and began to fiddle with their equipment as they looked towards their leader for further orders. Two other units pulled up but by then an order was given to pack away there weapons and gear. We decided to leave. We took an indirect route back to our car, as we turned up 6th street we noticed a couple of police units and an unmarked car cruising slowly behind us. We stopped and looked right at them as they photographed us with their little digital cameras and cell phones. When asked why they were photographing us one officer responded by saying “if you can do it, we can do it to”. We told them that they could go ahead since “we are the ones with nothing to hide”. We changed direction and they went on there way.
We zigzagged a bit and headed back to our car; I spotted the undercover car in an alley but decided to continue on our way home. As we made our way down to Atlantic the undercover car was clearly tailing us. I turned into the crowded left lane and slowed down, the undercover police car with it’s darker than night smoked windows pulled along side and we waved our hands and gave them big smiles.
We made a left turn and made a round about journey back to the 710 deciding not to patronize the City of Long Beach and ditched our plans to see the Soviet sub moored along side the Queen Mary.
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Great Work! TruthBTold Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 1:28 PM
Minutemen in Long Beach, Pict 1 Marcus Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 2:38 PM
Picture 2 Marcus Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 2:40 PM
Image 3 Marcus Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 5:32 PM
Image 4 Marcus Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 5:36 PM
Image 5 Marcus Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 5:38 PM
Image 6 Marcus Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 5:40 PM
SOS got punked V Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 7:03 PM
reply Jammer CC Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 7:36 PM
VIDEO: Minutemen Unwelcome in Marin via indybay.org Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 10:24 PM
gerry at his best V Wednesday, Aug. 01, 2007 at 3:21 AM
It's the goal not the numbers BorderRaven Wednesday, Aug. 01, 2007 at 4:10 AM
reply Jammer CC Wednesday, Aug. 01, 2007 at 6:55 AM
any pictures? citlalmina Wednesday, Aug. 01, 2007 at 9:05 AM
Another Failure! sappho Wednesday, Aug. 01, 2007 at 11:16 AM
Another SOS Failure! sappho Wednesday, Aug. 01, 2007 at 11:28 AM
Immanuel Presbyterian on Wilshire gives refuge as well ! BaBaBooey! Thursday, Aug. 02, 2007 at 12:15 PM
Gestapo? That's ridiculous Jorge Thursday, Aug. 02, 2007 at 11:48 PM
Anarchy Older Than Gov. Don't Eat Fox-Tails Friday, Aug. 03, 2007 at 10:25 AM
Liliana is doing what Anne Frank did BaBaBooey! Friday, Aug. 03, 2007 at 12:10 PM
fantasy world jorge Friday, Aug. 03, 2007 at 11:30 PM
Chris Gordon the fake Jorge BaBaBooey! Saturday, Aug. 04, 2007 at 1:00 PM
you can't defend what isn't true, just dress it up so it looks good.... jorge/chris Sunday, Aug. 05, 2007 at 4:26 AM
Even "Wendy the Retard" can slice through the false logic of the fake "Jorg BaBaBooey! Sunday, Aug. 05, 2007 at 10:09 AM
I had a great time yesterday BorderRaven Monday, Aug. 06, 2007 at 1:46 PM
reply Jammer CC Monday, Aug. 06, 2007 at 3:10 PM
I get it BorderRaven Monday, Aug. 06, 2007 at 3:43 PM
reply Jammer CC Monday, Aug. 06, 2007 at 4:19 PM
SOS/MM Talk Star Trek C. Cantu Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2007 at 7:00 AM
shhhhh, the location was "secret" Atheist Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2007 at 7:26 AM
reply Jammer CC Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2007 at 7:26 AM
Funny V Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2007 at 8:30 AM
Great Point, V! TruthBTold Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2007 at 12:57 PM
reply Jammer CC Thursday, Aug. 09, 2007 at 7:17 AM
what? no more confederate rags? BaBaBooey! Thursday, Aug. 09, 2007 at 9:50 AM
reply Jammer CC Thursday, Aug. 09, 2007 at 10:08 AM
here's an idea BaBaBooey Thursday, Aug. 09, 2007 at 1:35 PM
Jammer BorderRaven Thursday, Aug. 09, 2007 at 5:05 PM
reply Jammer CC Thursday, Aug. 09, 2007 at 6:39 PM
reply Jammer CC Thursday, Aug. 09, 2007 at 6:50 PM
well before the laguna beach V Thursday, Aug. 09, 2007 at 7:23 PM
reply Jammer CC Thursday, Aug. 09, 2007 at 8:37 PM
we know the truth gerry V Friday, Aug. 10, 2007 at 6:40 AM
I'll believe Debbie borderraven Friday, Aug. 10, 2007 at 12:01 PM
SOS was a young group borderraven Friday, Aug. 10, 2007 at 12:14 PM
reply Jammer CC Friday, Aug. 10, 2007 at 12:31 PM
reply Jammer CC Friday, Aug. 10, 2007 at 12:43 PM
and splitting and splitting nazis for target practice Friday, Aug. 10, 2007 at 3:26 PM
ignorance is bliss V Friday, Aug. 10, 2007 at 6:57 PM
I don't brandish, I possess bordderraven Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007 at 12:45 AM
V, Stand Down borderraven Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007 at 12:58 AM
reply Jammer CC Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007 at 2:12 AM
mr. law&order Miss Information Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007 at 3:48 AM
Prepared for War borderraven Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007 at 4:47 AM
that's just great gag Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007 at 5:57 AM
gerry the number 1 bullshiter V Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007 at 6:59 AM
Nazis? Please... jorge Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007 at 8:07 AM
reply Jammer CC Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007 at 9:31 PM
villiage idiot V Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007 at 5:46 AM
fake jorge/chris gordon BaBaBooey! Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007 at 9:50 AM
gaggot BorderRaven Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007 at 6:30 PM
V sad V BorderRaven Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007 at 6:34 PM
Cliff's story changed BorderRaven Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007 at 6:42 PM
who's to blame V Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007 at 8:45 PM
nothing yet V? BorderRaven Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007 at 10:16 PM
to: jorge anonymouse Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007 at 10:50 PM
reply Jammer CC Monday, Aug. 13, 2007 at 12:19 AM
ties to oldpreach aka Don Silva V Monday, Aug. 13, 2007 at 5:10 AM
OK Cliff BorderRaven Monday, Aug. 13, 2007 at 7:00 AM
ties to oldpreach aka Don Silva, hmmm BorderRaven Monday, Aug. 13, 2007 at 7:27 AM
reply Jammer CC Monday, Aug. 13, 2007 at 10:08 AM
reply Jammer CC Monday, Aug. 13, 2007 at 12:29 PM
It's the Religion! BorderRaven Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007 at 4:27 AM
reply Jammer CC Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007 at 12:01 PM
SOS joined UAC AntiBorder Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007 at 2:09 PM
Nazis not tolerated BorderRaven Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007 at 11:05 PM
reply Jammer CC Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007 at 8:12 AM
reply Jammer CC Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007 at 8:15 AM
grandfather Z Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007 at 9:20 AM
Uncle-nephew ZTrip Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at 3:09 PM
Advocate? BorderRaven Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at 4:14 PM
reply Jammer CC Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at 4:54 PM
Cliff BorderRaven Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at 9:08 PM
reply Jammer CC Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at 10:28 PM
reply Jammer CC Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at 10:28 PM
the Guvernator supports migrants! HOUSE of PAIN! Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007 at 10:55 AM
DEER DEER Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007 at 8:17 AM
gov't agents and law enforcement MANCHESTER UNITED Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007 at 8:53 AM
Don Silva 77 Monday, Oct. 29, 2007 at 6:27 PM
Silva and the rest Fredric L. Rice Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007 at 5:24 AM
reply Jammer CC Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007 at 6:48 AM
not long at all MANCHESTER UNITED Thursday, Nov. 01, 2007 at 8:44 AM

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