This is infuriating. Right-wing ass-holes, already attack poor people, sick people and minorities in general. Now these racist mobs waving those bloody flags, like NAZIs at a Hitler rally in Germany, take the law into their own hands—disrupting law enforcement officials while doing their job. If these were Occupy protesters they would be tear-gassed, beaten and arrested. Since they are right-wing ass-holes our government turns tail and backs down.
This country has hit an all time low for picking on the most vulnerable people—in this case Hispanic children who came here to escape violence.
- សតិវ អតុ
From Yahoo News:
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Homeland Security buses carrying migrant children and families were rerouted Tuesday to a facility in San Diego after American flag-waving protesters blocked the group from reaching a suburban processing center.
The standoff in Murrieta came after Mayor Alan Long urged residents to complain to elected officials about the plan to transfer the Central American migrants to California to ease overcrowding of facilities along the Texas-Mexico border.
Many protesters held U.S. flags, while others held signs reading "stop illegal immigration," and "illegals out!"
"We can't start taking care of others if we can't take care of our own," protester Nancy Greyson, 60, of Murrieta, told the Desert Sun newspaper.
Many of the immigrants were detained while fleeing violence and extortion from gangs in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
After the buses were blocked, federal authorities rerouted the vehicles to a freeway and then to a customs and border facility in San Diego within view of the Mexico border.
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Waving flags is patriotic.
Pix from www.theguardian.com.