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Emergency Palantir Mass Mobilization to Stop ICE Terror
by R.R.
Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 10:36 AM
An angry group of activists mobilized on August 23 at the headquarters of Palantir Technologies in Palo Alto. Just 3 days earlier Palantir renewed its ICE Investigative Case Management contract that enables ICE to track the every move of undocumented immigrants until 2022; protesters responded quickly and loudly.

Photos by Jack Owicki, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.
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The Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps--Bay Area (CCCC-BA) says its members and allies fought for months to #DROPICECONTRACTS. CCCC-BA called Palantir's ICE contract renewal a "slap in the face of the families affected that risked arrest to come forward and a direct escalation of the fascist state’s attack on immigrants."

Demonstrators gathered in front of emptied headquarters on Hamilton Ave. Palo Alto for a brief rally...they then marched through the the major streets of the downtown area chanting and shouting all the way. They stopped traffic over many blocks during the rush hour period and were applauded by cheers from some of the onlookers.

During the march, in an act of civil disobedience, protesters climbed ladders to attach banners that billowed from Palantir balconies. The theme "Palantir: You've Got Blood on Your Hands" was enhanced with blood red paint splatters and red hand prints along the sidewalk in front of the building. Marchers returned to the HQ to continue with speeches and chanting. Two people were temporarily detained by police but there were no arrests.
§Attaching banner to Palantir HQ balcony
by R.R. Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 10:36 AM
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§Decorative Enhancement to the building at 100 Hamilton Ave.
by R.R. Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 10:36 AM
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§Marching through the streets
by R.R. Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 10:36 AM
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§At about 4:30pm...
by R.R. Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 10:36 AM
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...the sun's glare.
§Viewing from a balcony
by R.R. Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 10:36 AM
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§Bringing up the rear
by R.R. Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 10:36 AM
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DSA Marching Band and several straggling Raging Grannies
§Later, back at HQ
by R.R. Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 10:36 AM
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7 Raging Grannies sang to the tune of God Bless America:
Chinga la Migra.
§We'll be back
by R.R. Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 10:36 AM
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