Protesters Block Light Rail Over Immigrant Deportations
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Protesters Block Light Rail Over Immigrant Deportations

October 12, 2019


AND HOW A BABOON ALMOST GOT AWAY AT A TEXAS AIRPORT. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. A PROTEST DEMANDING AN END TO DEPORTATIONS MADE A LOT OF PEOPLE LATE TO WORK IN THE AIRPORT THIS MORNING. SO WE’RE HERE TO PREVENT THE SEPARATION OF FAMILIES, WE’RE HERE TO PREVENT I.C.E. FOR ONE DAY. Reporter: DOZENS OF PROTESTORS SUPPORTING IMMIGRATIONS’ RIGHTS LINED UP THE FEDERAL BUILDING TO BLOCK THE STREET AND THE LIGHT RAIL LINE. THE GROUP WANTS CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT TO LEAVE THE STATE. BILL HUDSON IS LIVE WITH MORE ON THEIR DEMANDS. BILL? Reporter: THIS MORNING’S ACTION WAS THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF ACTIONS TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE WHOLE ISSUE OF IMMIGRANT DEPORTATIONS. THIS GROUP IS DEMANDING MINNESOTA BECOME A SANCTUARY STATE. [ CHANTING ]. IT BEGAN AS A LOUD MESSAGE TO IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT OUTSIDE THE WHIPPEL FEDERAL BUILDING AND WOULD QUICKLY SPILL ON TO THE ROADWAYS AND RAILS. [ CHANTING ]. WITH DEFIANT CHANTS, THE MINNESOTA IMMIGRANT RIGHTS ACTION COMMITTEE DEMANDS AN END TO DEPORTATIONS. IT WANTS MINNESOTA TO BECOME A SANCTUARY STATE. SO WE’RE HERE TO PREVENT THE SEPARATION OF FAMILIES, WE’RE HERE TO PREVENT I.C.E. FOR ONE DAY, TO PREVENT I.C.E. FROM SPREADING FEAR IN OUR COMMUNITIES. Reporter: ARM IN ARM THEY BLOCK CARS. OTHERS SAT DOWN ON THE NEARBY BLUE LINE RAIL TRACKS STOPPING TRAINS FOR 90 MINUTES, IGNORING THREE VERBAL WARNINGS TO LEAVE METRO TRANSIT OFFICERS THEN MOVED IN. THEY ARE SAYING THE RIGHTS OF SOME CAN’T STRIP THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS. WE ALSO WANT TO THE RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF RIDERS TO GET TO WORK AND SCHOOL. Reporter: PROTESTING ON RAILS AND STREETS BECAME A HEATED SESSION, BUT IT WAS VETOED THREE DAYS AGO. THE CHIEF SPONSOR SAYS IT WILL ONLY EMBOLDEN MORE DISRUPTIVE PROTESTS. NOBODY HAS FIRST AMENDMENT PROTECTION TO LAY DOWN ON THE TRAIN TRACKS. THAT’S ILLEGAL. Reporter: IT DID FORCE METRO TRANS-TOYOTA BRING IN BUSES, TO BRING PEOPLE TO WORK WHO WOULD HAVE RIDDEN THE BLUE LINE THIS MORNING. ALL 18 PROTESTERS WERE BOOKED IN JAIL, CITED WITH MILLIMETERS FOR STRESS PASSING AND DISOBEYING A LAWFUL ORDER AND WE’RE TOLD MORE ACTIONS ARE PLANNED BY THIS GROUP.

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  • Reply Elvis Johnson June 4, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    If your so wonderful then why aren't hoy defending American families Whose children have been murderers by illegal aliens? Someday you might be in their shoes! You people make me sick!

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