We'll start with some pictures and captions, then I'm going to eat, then I'll do a lengthy post on the successes and failures of this event. I would also point you to The Cheezer to see more pics of this event. Note that the people holding the red signs are illegal alien supporters. PCUN organized a pretty good group of people who don't mind criminal activity.
This guy was at least polite to me, I had been trying to get a picture of myself with a supporter of illgal immigration all day and no one would. Of course, he though that I was on their side. At this point I was the last protestor (for our side) there.
The guy in the white hat with the camera is Eric from People for the American way. Apparently no one told him that these were Mexicans, not Americans. He was also unwilling to debate, talk to, or take a picture with me. But I'm still interested Eric...
Click on the picture to enlarge. The counter-protestors, or supporters of illegal aliens, were an interesting bunch. You had socialists, anarchists, union members, and Americans who identify themselves as Mexican. Quote: I was born in American, raised if Fresno, but I'm still Mexican.
Uhh, no you're not. If you were born in Mexico then you are a Mexican. You are an American. (though I'll concede that you are a bad American)
While the event was originally supposed to be held at the local middle school, it seems that the Mexican consulate was scared enough of OFIR that they had to move the venue to the PCUN building at the last minute.
While I had one or two decent conversations, most of the criminal supporters had the maturity of a 9 year-old.
Again, no one was protesting immigrants, we were protesting criminal aliens. But aside, I had several people insist that illegal aliens pay soooo much in taxes and then in their next sentence talk about their poverty. When I informed them that people making less than $30K a year don't pay federal taxes they would end the conversation.
And I'm not sure what the significance of the Mexican flag is, maybe they pay taxes in Mexico?