AZ immigration-law protests lead to arrests, street closures
TIRES, junk thrown ON I-19Right. Forced to migrate rather than clean up the corruption and the marxism and the crime in their own country so that they will be free to work hard and earn some capital which they could then use to better their lives and the lives of their families. These people are nothing but mobs flowing to and fro to which ever location offers the most government handouts. Get the hell out of my country!
Traffic on Interstate 19 was briefly disrupted south of West Ajo Way Thursday morning after protesters threw tar and tires on the roadway.
A group calling itself "Freedom for Arizona" said it planned to cover the southbound lanes of I-19 with tires covered in tar and broken glass to shut down "the very road that is used to deport people deemed 'illegal,' as well as a direct disruption of the flow of capital," the group said in a news release.
Law-enforcement officials cleaned up the mess and reopened the interstate, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said. There were no reports of injuries.
Andres Chavez was arriving home from school and said he saw the entire incident. He said two trucks driving parallel on southbound I-19 between Ajo Way and Valencia Road stopped, and tires connected by rope were thrown from the truck beds.
Eight to 12 men then threw brown paint, broken glass and a sign over the tires. The sign read: "Stop the militarization on the border." Then they drove away, Chavez said. "They halted traffic completely and almost got rear-ended by cars behind them," he said.
Chavez said he pulled the 15 to 20 tires off the road because he was worried that wrecks would occur.
"I have no problem with people protesting or whatever, but they were putting people's lives at risk," said Chavez, a 23-year-old University of Arizona journalism student. "There could have been a multi-car pileup there."
He described the tire throwers as men between the ages of 20 and 25.
In its news release, a group claiming responsibility said: "Neither SB 1070 nor the deployment of National Guard troops to the border do anything to address the root causes as to why people migrate.
"U.S. economic policies and wars have displaced and impoverished millions of people all over the world. Capital-driven policies, such as NAFTA, create poverty. These policies and laws not only consume and exploit land and people, but they also displace us from our homes, forcing us to migrate in order to survive."
This socalled Freedom for Arizona group is just another mob of criminals. You know, like La Raza. Indigenous my ass. These idiots have no clue that the Aztecs themselves have origin mythology stating that they came across the EASTERN SEA. Besides all that, there is only one HUMAN race. These fools would divide you by the amount of melanin in your skin!
DIRECT ACTION DISRUPTS ARIZONA RACISM!Partial justice is no justice at all! Despite Judge ruling to block parts of SB 1070, racial-profiling, raids, deportations and the militarization of the border will continue unchallenged. This is why today we shut down Interstate 19 (I-19).
July 29, 2010 Tucson, AZ—On the morning that SB1070 is scheduled to take effect in the state of Arizona and three days before Obama deploys 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, a group of concerned community members blocked traffic on I-19 south of Ajo Rd. in Tucson, AZ. A blockade of tires covered in tar and broken glass were placed across both southbound lanes along with a banner reading “Stop All Militarization! The Border is Illegal!” This blockade is a temporary shutdown of the very road that is used to deport people deemed “illegal” as well as a direct disruption of the flow of capital. By blocking I-19 we have halted the transportation of migrants and the profits Whack-n-hut and Corrections Corporation of Amerikkka make by these inhumane acts of separating families, communities and loved ones. This morning we interrupt the privatization of the criminalization of people of color.
The State of Arizona ruthlessly disrupts and terrorizes the lives of non-white communities on a daily basis. SB 1070 is yet another example of how migrants and people of color are criminalized. Today’s action is a declaration of resistance to the criminalization of affected communities and the militarization of indigenous land.
Neither SB 1070 nor the deployment of National Guard troops to the border do anything to address the root causes as to why people migrate. U.S. economic policies and wars have displaced and impoverished millions of people all over the world. Capital-driven policies, such as NAFTA, create poverty. These policies and laws not only consume and exploit land and people, but they also displace us from our homes, forcing us to migrate in order to survive. If policymakers were serious about stopping “illegal immigration,” they would end these capitalist exploitations and stop their military invasions abroad.
We want an end to the militarization of indigenous land, I.C.E. raids, deportations, the attacks on ethnic studies, violence against women and queer people, the expansion of prisons and immigration detention centers, empire, the border wall and the genocide at the Arizona-Sonora border that has claimed the lives of over 153 people during the first 8 months of this fiscal year alone.
Today we interrupt the flow of Arizona’s traffic to bring attention to the following points:
ABOLISH ALL OF SB 1070 AND OTHER ANTI-MIGRANT LAWS.STOP ALL MILITARIZATION. NO NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS ON INDIGENOUS LANDSBORDERS AND THE ARIZONA GOVERNMENT ARE ILLEGITIMATE.NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL—THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM IS TO BLAME.WE WANT RESPECT AND JUSTICE FOR ALL PEOPLE.
We affirm our dignity and promote the well-being of all people. We stand for solidarity, peace, self-determination and autonomy. We assert the rights of all people everywhere to feel safe and live free of oppression and state violence.