Al Sharpton protests immigration bill

    The Rev. Al Sharpton has vowed to lead protests reminiscent of the civil rights movement if Arizona enacts a controversial immigration law. 


     

     

     

     

     

     

    
The Rev. Al Sharpton has vowed to lead protests reminiscent of the civil rights movement if Arizona enacts a controversial immigration law. 

     
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    Arizona Daily Star reports that Al spoke to a crowd in Phoenix about the law, which would allow authorities to stop and question people that they suspect may be illegal immigrants. 

     
    He promised that if efforts to block the measure from being enacted fail “that, from all over this country, we will bring people into Arizona.”
     
    “We will bring them in the spirit of the Freedom Riders,” he said, adding that he is prepared to march through streets of Phoenix in protest of the law. “And if you lock up one, you’ll have to lock us all up.”
     
    Al contends that allowing this law, S.B. 1070, to go into the effect would essentially encourage racial profiling. He was quick to point out that this wouldn’t just be a problem for the Latino community, either
     
    “If they do to Latinos today, they’ll do it to your group tomorrow,” he said. “If you open the door to a double standard for anybody, you open the door to a double standard for everybody. Let me tell you something: After dark we all look Mexican riding down the street.”

     

     

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