Sunday, October 15, 2006
Portland day labor protest: Part tres
You will notice that the driver here, one of the few who dared to pick someone up, is covering his face with a piece of paper. If only there was some other way to identify him when we send these pictures to ICE and BOLI...
Oh wait, I got his license plate!! (which also, ironically, has the name "Dave Smith" on it)
I would recommend that everyone read the Fishwrapper version of our protest yesterday:
Protesters target day-labor site in Portland
Sign-toting, flag-waving Oregonians protesting illegal immigrants who work and use public services moved their protests to a day-labor pickup site in Portland for the first time Saturday.
Tensions rose when a few of the laborers threw rocks toward protesters but didn't hit anybody. A Portland police officer stationed nearby told them to stop.
"It was definitely a successful day," said Rick Hickey of Salem, vice president of Oregonians for Immigration Reform. "We had several contractors slow down and look like they were going to stop and pick people up, but they didn't. We spooked them."
There is also a part in the story that quotes the rantings of this man pictured here:
He was clearly an unstable person and screamed at us for quite some time while the illegal aliens clapped and cheered. I sincerely hope that this man becomes their official spokesman and does public speaking on behalf of illegal aliens everywhere.
NOTE: Audio and video will be posted soon.
Since a majority of Oregonians (and American citizens) agree with our position on illegal immigraton we think that publicity is our best friend. Rick Hickey (VP, Oregonians for Immigration Reform) gives an interview to Channel 8.
Alright, blogger having some problems uploading pictures again. Part quatro will (finally) have the pictures of our trip to the Democrat call center/voluteer building.
Posted by Daniel at 2:19 PM