In AZ: More than 10,000 protest harsh immigration policies of Sheriff Joe Arpaio

An immigration rights rally in LI in 2008

KW: The Huffington Post article did not seem as kind to the protesters’ side as one would hope. Some mainstream articles led with a byline that there 10,000 protesters. The Huffington Post led with a byline that there was some violence. Though, I will say that the Huffington Post explained the situation the most carefully. Seems like at the end of the march, at the back of the march, a small group of folks started throwing things. (Ummm…and also, the HP characterizes them as “the anarchists”, and I am not sure about that as being helpful either…don’t know how true it is.)

By the way, some reports said 10,000 demonstrators in total. But, the organizers claimed 15,000. So, if you do the math formula Ian and I always use for these things, there were about 12,500 people there.

(excerpt from) Huffington Post
Protest Against America’s Toughest Sheriff Turns Violent in Arizona
by Dawn Teo / posted: January 16, 2010 05:38 PM

PHOENIX, AZ — …The march was organized by a coalition of immigrant rights groups and drew several thousand to protest the strict immigration enforcement practices of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio…

The protest was headlined by Zack de La Rocha (of Rage Against the Machine) and Linda Ronstadt (pop singer). The protest was organized by Puente, along with a coalition of immigrant rights groups, including the National Day Labor Organizing Network.

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