DAY LABORERS PROTEST SHERIFF JOE ARPAIOArizona 15 Nov 2007 22:37 GMT
On Saturday, October 27 as many as 100 day laborers and their supporters gathered at the intersection of 36th St. and Thomas in Phoenix, to protest and start a boycott of Pruitt’s furniture store.
The owner of the Pruitt's furniture store and perhaps other business owners in the area has joined sheriff Joe Arpaio to target day laborers who gather in the area.
Fifty to 100 people joined the protest, holding signs and chanting. Phoenix PD, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Maricopa County Sheriff’s officers were there, including some on horseback. A few people associated with the local anti-immigrant movement were also there, chatting it up with the cops.
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For more information on the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office targeting of immigrants click here.
Urgent update 11/3! Week 2 of the Pruitt's furniture store boycott and ACLU legal director arrested by Maricopa Sheriff's Deputies at Pruitt's protest.