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11/14: Anti-Immigrant 'Tea Party' Confronted in St. Paul

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      Anti-Immigrant 'Tea Party' Confronted in St. Paul

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      St. Paul, MN - On November 14, immigrant rights activists in the Twin Cities confronted a "tea party" rally of about 40 right wing anti-immigrant extremists at the Minnesota State Capitol. The anti-immigrant "tea party against amnesty" was in opposition to immigration reform legislation that may be introduced soon in the U.S. Congress, which might provide legalization for some undocumented immigrants. The tea party organizers oppose any legalization and instead support repressive mass deportations of the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants in the country. The anti-immigrant extremists gathered to hear speakers and held signs with messages such as "If You Are Illegal Go Home" and "Pack Their Sack and Send Them Back".

      However their message did not go unopposed. They were confronted by about 30 immigrant rights activists standing up for legalization and full equality for all regardless of immigration status. The immigrant rights presence was initiated by the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Coalition (MIRAc). Immigrant rights activists chanted during the anti-immigrant speakers, and held banners that said "Stop Raids and Deportations" and "Immigration is Not a Crime". The immigrant rights protesters clearly frazzled the anti-immigrant organizers throughout their event.

      One immigrant rights activist going by the name of Robert Erickson even tricked the anti-immigrant rally organizers into letting him speak at their rally. He began his speech with what sounded like the usual hateful anti-immigrant message. But as he continued, it became clear he was not criticizing Latin American immigrants coming across the Mexican border. Instead he was condemning the European colonizers who came here starting 500 years ago and stole the land from Native Americans while committing genocide against them. At first the anti-immigrant crowd cheered for him until they slowly realized he was not giving their message. Then they fell into silent confusion, as immigrant rights protesters shouted their approval.

      Click here for more photos and video of Robert Erickson's speech at the rally.
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      VIDEO: Amnesty Supporters Violently Assault Tea Party


      Friends of ALIPAC,

      We are still compiling videos and pictures from all of the successful Tea Parties Against Amnesty and Illegal Immigration held in over 50 cities across America on Nov. 14.
      Unfortunately, there was a brutal violent attack conducted by pro Amnesty groups in Ft Lauderdale Florida.  Here is the video.  Please send it to the media across the nation.  Please share this with others, comment, vote on the video, and do what you can to get the word out that this is how Amnest for illegals is being promoted in America.
      Tea Party Protesters Assaulted by Illegal Alien Amnesty Supporters in Ft. Lauderdale
      (More details in the video description at Youtube)
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