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Bay Area Youth Protest ICE in SF; Call for an Immediate End to All Raids
On October 31st, Halloween, Bay Area youth, families and other community members gathered around the Northern California Headquarters of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at 630 Sansome in San Francisco to denounce the atrocities committed by ICE against immigrant communities, even in the so called "sanctuary cities." The demonstration included a lively funeral march, drumming and dancing by Danza Azteca, inciting speeches delivered by three Xicanas, as well as Sleeping dragons set up on two sides of the ICE building, effectively blocking the entry and exit of ICE vehicles for several hours. Demonstrators call for an immediate end to all ICE raids and to shut down all detention centers.
For more coverage and background information, please see:
Halloween Protest to Stop ICE
22-year old Francisco Javier Dominguez Rivera was shot and killed at close range on January 12, 2007 as he was surrendering to Tucson Sector Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Corbett.
Members of the Autonomous Chapter of the Watsonville Brown Berets. Two more Berets (Chris and Rob), not pictured, were also at the demonstration.
Audio via Aurora: http://elrinconcitodeaurora.blogspot.com/2008/11/youth-are-not-future-they-are-present.html