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In SF, Low Riders Join Day to Demand "Shut Down CA Concentration Camps"
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
First there was a rally at Justin Herman Plaza, then a caravan led by Roberto Hernandez of the SF Low Rider Council in his classic white convertible. On August 8, during a statewide day of action to end ICE detention camps, over 1,000 marched behind the caravan of low riders in San Francisco. The culmination of the protest was at ICE headquarters on San Francisco's Sansome St. where demonstrators left red colored handprints to say, "ICE....you have blood on your hands."
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Photos by Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.

On August 8th, at 5 physical locations and through virtual methods throughout the state, protesters rose up to raise awareness of the humanitarian crisis created by ICE immigration detention policies.

In San Francisco speakers called the day of action an "eviction notice for ICE", and demanded an immediate end to all transfers from California prisons and jails to ICE detention. They also called for an independent investigation to hold detention centers accountable for putting lives at risk during the pandemic.

Others spoke of detained minors being lost in the foster care system, and said the giant ICE budget would be better spent on education and social programs. They addressed the crowd from a stage at Justin Herman Plaza to start off the event, and later at ICE headquarters from the back of a truck outfitted with giant speakers.

Similar but smaller actions were held in San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Maria, and Morgan Hill. In the South Bay city of Morgan Hill, protesters shut down highway 101, clogging both the northbound and southbound lanes, for about an hour.
§Gathering in Justin Herman Plaza
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
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§Gathering in Justin Herman Plaza
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
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§signs on steps of the plaza
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
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§Justin Herman speakers on stage
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
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§Justin Herman speaker on stage
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
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§After the first rally, the caravan
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
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§Following the caravan A member of the Brown Berets clears the way for marchers
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
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§Fuck racism
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
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§Honduras sweatshirt
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
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§enthusiastic marchers
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
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§many marched
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
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§No Police State!
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
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§deadly
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
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§Rally No. 2 with speakers atop truck
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
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§Sacred herbs to clear the bad vibes in front of ICE bldg
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
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§Red Handprint with more to come at ICE building
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
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§more red handprints
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
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§covered with red handprints
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
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§Free them All
by Protest in Morgan Hill Clogs Hwy 101
Monday Aug 10th, 2020 7:19 PM
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