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Indybay FeatureRelated Categories: South Bay | Immigrant Rights
Raging Grannies "Clean Up" After Anti-Immigrant Rally
An Anti-Immigration counterprotest to Labor Day Pro-Immigrant marches was held Monday morning in San Jose. The Raging Grannies Action League organized a "Clean Up the Hate Brigade" and went into action on the tails of the counterprotestors with mops and featherdusters.
An anti- immigration counterprotest to Labor Day Pro-Immigrant marches in San Francisco, San Jose, and across the nation, was held Monday morning on a pedestrian overpass across Hwy 280 in San Jose. The Raging Grannies Action League organized a "Clean Up the Hate Brigade" and went into action immediately after the counterprotesters left the scene.
Our Granny Shirley K reported in on Labor Day that members of a group that posts on http://www.illegalimmigrantprotest.com was on the scene near her neighborhood. The group held similar protests in May, according to the San Jose Mercury. The Grannies, not wanting the South Bay to be contaminated by bad karma inflicted upon us by this group, gathered mops, brooms, cleaning liquids, and feather dusters and headed to the scene of the Hate.
Following the offenders' departure by minutes, the Grannies went to work sweeping up cigarette butts, picking up soda cans, and spraying the air to remove the offensive scent of Hate. The Grannies plan to clean up the South Bay whenever this or any other anti-immigrant groups surface in Santa Clara County. On Labor Day, we honor immigrant labor, and support legalization for the undocumented who are a vital part of our community!
Armed with "Mrs. Clean Anti-Hate Liquid" the Grannies mopped up the bad karma.
Grannies demarcated the location where the anti-immigrant counterprotestors had been with caution tape. We declared the area a "No Hate Zone" and set to work.
It took a lot of cleaning supplies and muscle, but our Action League Grannies decontaminated the pedestrian overpass across Hwy 280 at Cypress Ave in San Jose. The overpass is now safe for bikers, joggers, and walkers to use without fear of being poisoned by the Hate left behind by the anti-immigrant group.