Emergency Press Conference TODAY at noon
at Southside Presbyterian Church (317 W. 23rd St.).
WHY: Four loving members of our community were taken by Police and Border Patrol collaboration: Agustin--a loving father and organizer with Corazón de Tucson, Rosa--a wonderful mother and community leader with Corazón de Tucson, Mari--an activist with Fortin de las Flores and UA grad student, and Arturo, a worker and community member.
Please come out, bring friends and family, and forward!
Account of last night's events:
...last night there was spontaneous resistance after Tucson Police pulled over a community member (Augustine, an active participant in Corazon de Tucson) for not having a license plate light, and then called the Border Patrol. This took place near Southside Presbyterian, at 10th Avenue and 22nd St. Neighbors, participants from Corazon de Tucson, the Southside Workers Center, and people from a Samaritans meeting at Southside joined hands to encircle the Border Patrol vehicle with the detainees inside and chanted Ni Uno Mas! After much conferring, officers manhandled the peaceful protesters aside, shoving some to the ground, but we tried to hold our circle firm. However, BP was able to drive the vehicle away. But moments later we heard that they had detained another community member (Rosita). So everyone ran to another BP vehicle in the middle of 10th Avenue, to encircle it to resist again. After a few minutes the TPD began spraying protesters with pepper spray and one officer was firing a gun at protesters with either rubber bullets or blanks. With this onslaught, the crowd pulled back, and began responding to people who were injured from the pepper spray.
This morning ... we have word that Mari Galup is being charged with assaulting a federal officer and will be arraigned today at the DeConcini Federal Courthouse at 1pm. Please post, text, and call folks to come down and support her. If you know kind-hearted Mari, you know this is b.s.
The neighborhood space at the corner of 23rd and 10th was defiled again by police stopping a couple supposedly for no light on the license plate. La Migra was called. The neighborhood, Corazon de Tucson, the day laborers and many Samaritans joined in surrounding the Border Patrol vehicle and chanting “Not One More” and “Si se puede.” Eventually approximately 28 BP and TPD vehicles with flashing lights and many officers brutally forced the protesters away from the vehicle and out of the street. Pepper spray, which only burned more severely when water was used to try to rinse it away, was used and several arrests were made.
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