Tuesday, May 02, 2006

May Day! - The Day Latinos Boycotted America

Well, it happened. It was reported that over a million latinos boycotted America today. From the Washington Post:

"More than 300,000 demonstrators marched in Chicago, and another 300,000 took to the streets of Los Angeles to shout their disapproval of House measures that would make it a felony to be in the country illegally and to help those who are...More than half of the 1,147 construction workers on projects at Dulles International Airport did not show up."

Times Online headlined the day with:
"See if you can cope without us, protesting Latinos tell America: In one of the biggest protests since the Civil Rights era, Una Dia Sin Immigrantes (A Day Without Immigrants) closed meat-packing plants, restaurants, vineyards and hotels, as Latino immigrants, waving US and Mexican flags and holding aloft banners proclaiming “We are workers, not criminals!” filled more than 60 cities. Tyson Foods, the world’s largest meat producer, shut five of its nine beef plants and four of its six pork factories. Perdue Farms, America’s third-largest chicken producer, closed eight of its fourteen plants."

In California, Sonoma County's Gallo Wines gave the day off to their 150 Hispanic employees. And McDonald’s said because several of their locations were operating with limited crews, they would be open for shorter hours or with a drive-through service only. 14 million of the 33 million Californians are Hispanic.

The LA Times has a video of the demonstrations here:

Michelle Malkin blogged the day here

Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) told the Reuters news, "I couldn't be happier, because every single time this kind of thing happens, the polls show that more and more Americans turn against the protesters and whatever it is they are trying to advance."

Illegals demonstrating, demanding, protesting. Claiming America is their land; some warning they are 'taking it back,' others demanding equal rights. What's wrong with this picture? Illegal = ILLEGAL. What part of this is hard to understand?


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