Ground Zero Minutemen Protest Far Outnumbered by Immigrant Rights Group

 
The Minuteman Project visited an immigrant town and were confronted by the masses. A demo & counter demo was held on Chruch & Liberty streets.

The Minuteman leaders
The Minuteman leaders
Panama Alba, a historic member of the Young Lords, listens intently.
Panama Alba, a historic member of the Young Lords, listens intently.
There were several small conflicts between the groups.
There were several small conflicts between the groups.
The Marine Color Guard explains that they don't do political events.
The Marine Color Guard explains that they don't do political events.
An anti-immigrant Hispanic interviewed by Telemundo.
An anti-immigrant Hispanic interviewed by Telemundo.
The Minutemen tout themselves as 'a citizens' Vigilance Operation monitoring immigration, business, and government,' and 'American's doing the job Congress won't do.' They field their people on the US Mexican border, and search for illegal immigants. They characterize their activities as 'operating with the law to support enforcement of the law.'
This Wednesday they held a small demo / press conference in front of the World Trade Center site, at the corners of Church and Liberty. Their contingent of approximately 30 people listened to the organizers' anti-immigrant invective while a crowd of approximately 100+ immigrant supporters & socialist party members colorfully rallied on the opposite corner.
Most of the mainstream media was rivited to the Minuteman speech.

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