Here are threats of violence. Lots of references to Nazis and Hitler. The Tea Party people were said to be Nazis because they criticized Obama's regulations as being fascist (note Nancy Pelosi). Will any major person make a similar claim against these Hispanic rallies? They obviously shouldn't, but they also shouldn't have made those comments against the Tea Party members.KNX 1070
radio in LA has this:
As hundreds assembled on a street closed to autos a mile south of City Hall, a stakebed truck was festooned with a sign directed at Washington. In Spanish, it said "Obama hear us. We will die in the struggle."
It also displayed a quote from Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, proclaiming it better to die than to die kneeling.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was labeled "the next Hitler" and "the new face of racism" on a sign carried by Long Beach City College student Cindy Lugo. "I think what (Brewer is) doing in Arizona is similar to what Hitler did in Germany," she said. . . .
Apparently the KNX article has been changed to remove this discussion. The quote: "Obama hear us. We will die in the struggle." and the rest of the discussion is available here.
How many people have been arrested at Tea Party rallies? From the Hill Newspaper
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) was arrested outside the White House on Saturday during a May Day protest for immigration reform. Guiterrez had been speaking to a crowd of hundreds at Lafayette Square when he announced that he was going to go to the White House fence with other protesters, sit down, and not move until he was arrested or until comprehensive immigration reform was signed. . . ."35 people arrested during a protestat the White House" -- AP"No arrests were reported at most demonstrations" -- AP
How about this from a few days ago
in Chicago (April 27):
Police clashed with demonstrators at an immigration rally in suburban Broadview on Tuesday and dozens were arrested after they physically blocked authorities at an immigrant detention center. Two dozen people were arrested during the protest, were brought to the Broadview police station and were released on the equivalent of a ticket for blocking the road. . . .
Apparently 24 were arrested
From the Arizona Daily Star about the 3,000 at a rally in Tucson
Many of the signs targeted Gov. Jan Brewer, one reading "Stop the furor." One person dressed like Brewer was surrounded by dancers wearing shirts that read ICE, a reference to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They danced to the 1990 Vanilla Ice rap song, "Ice Ice Baby," and occasionally ran into the crowd asking for ID while the Brewer character pulled her pants down to show pink underwear with the name of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on them. . . .
Not surprisingly the sizes of the crowds were exaggerated
. 100,000 were expected in LA, but apparently Gloria Estefan isn't quite the draw that she once was.
Police said 50,000 rallied in Los Angeles where singer Gloria Estefan kicked off a massive downtown march. . . .Elsewhere
Organizers estimated about 20,000 gathered at a park on Chicago's West Side and marched, but police said about 8,000 turned out. . . .
In Dallas, police estimated at least 20,000 attended a Saturday rally. . . . in Denver, where about 3,000 people rallied. . . . an estimated 7,000 protesters rallied in Houston, about 5,000 gathered at the Georgia state Capitol in Atlanta and at least 5,000 marched in Milwaukee. About 3,000 attended a Boston-area march. And in Ann Arbor, Mich., more than 500 people . . . . police in Tucson said an immigrant rights rally there drew at least 5,000 people. . . .
"More than 1,000 people marched through the streets of downtown San Diego on Saturday to call for immigration reform and the repeal of a hot-button new Arizona law."
So does all this add up to something around 100,000 nationwide?Compare that to 2006
"when more than 1 million people across the country — half a million alone in Chicago — protested federal legislation that would have made being an illegal immigrant a felony."
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