SB 1070 Protest March Led by Puente Starts at 3 p.m.
|Puente's parade route for today|
It's like 2010 all over again, with the Phoenix-based civil rights group Puente leading an anti-SB 1070 protest with a "march route [that] exposes collaborators in Arpaio's human rights crisis."
As you can see on the map, the demonstration begins at 3 p.m. at Phoenix's Civic Space Park, 424 North Central Avenue, and will make stops at Phoenix Police Department Headquarters, the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse, the Fourth Avenue Jail, Sheriff Joe Arpaio's offices at the Wells Fargo Building, and the offices of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Puente, which was responsible for massive demonstrations in 2010 against 1070, is now helmed by veteran organizer Carlos Garcia, who had this to say in Puente's press release:
"With SB1070, Arizona declared a war of attrition on immigrants. What was started in Arizona quickly led to the Arizon-ification of this country, one that treats undocumented immigrants as criminals and treats all Latinos as undocumented. Instead of investigating and suing in Arizona, the Administration should stop collaborating in deporting Arpaio's victims."