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|Protest the Minutemen in Fremont! Defend Immigrant Rights!|
|Date||Friday July 28|
|Time||4:30 PM - 7:00 PM|
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Corner of Mowry Ave. and Fremont Blvd.
1 mile from the Fremont BART station
|michael.smith3 [at] gmail.com|
Si Se Puede! Smash the Minutemen! Defend Immigrant Rights!
Counter protest to stop the Minutemen from getting stronger in the Bay Area!
Friday, July 28, from 4:30pm-7pm
(corner of Mowry Ave. and Fremont Blvd., 1 mile from the Fremont BART)
The East Bay Coalition for Border Security will hold its next rally on July 28 in Fremont and once again we will be out there to protest them. Gather at 4:30 p.m. at the corner of Mowry Ave. and Fremont Blvd. We want everyone to know that these racists do not reflect the views of most people in Fremont or the Bay Area and that we will not tolerate this kind of hate and violence in our own backyard. We will not be intimidated by racist thugs. Immigrants are welcome in Fremont; racist bigots and their allies in the police department are not!
On July 14, 25 protesters with the EBCBS, a racist, anti-immigrant group in Fremont that is seeking affiliation with the Minutemen, were met by twice as many counter-protesters. This was the third time the two sides had faced off this summer – the racists' message of hate and xenophobia being challenged by the counter-protesters' determination not to let them grow or intimidate immigrants and people of color in their own community.
For the first time, the counter-protesters were violently assaulted by the Minutemen wannabes. A member of the EBCBS physically attacked three counter-protesters before getting in his truck and driving off -- all while the Fremont police stood by and did nothing. More information on the incident can be found at: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/17/18288852.php
Counter-protest initiated by the International Socialist Organization. For more information or to get involved in organizing against the Minutemen in Fremont, please call Michael at 415.272.5049.
For background on the protests in Fremont and the EBCBS, see this article from the Oakland Tribune (http://www.insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald/ci_4050178 ).