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Because of time sensitivity I am going to keep this short and to the point.

Today July 18, 2014 at the Mexican Consulate at 4:00 pm various anti-immigrant douche bags are going to launch a protest. These are the same douche bags who are protesting the children who are coming into this country.

I also know that these people are going to be demonstrating at the 394 and penn ave bridge from 11-4 and the n maplewood bridge tomorrow 11-4.

I have limited access to the internet and limited to to search. I am hoping that a counter demonstration is going on. So far, I know that it will be a possibly a friend of mine and I plan on being there. (I say possibly because he has MS and everyday is touch and go for him.)

I will not go into great details but, these people are picking on children who are trying to escape violence and poverty. I do not know what the solution is but, I am very sure that the solution will not come from hatred.

Keep in mind that probably the biggest demonstration is coming down in about 5 and 1/2 hours from now. Now is not the time for blogging or analysis or word proclamations now is the time for action. If it is only my MS friend and I then so be it.

Also the only sign that I would like to carry say "WE ARE NOT A NATION OF PRICKS" I am not sure if that message to obscure to get the point across.

Does anyone know if there is a group organizing counter demonstrations to these assholes? If so please post some links:

Also if you have time please come up.

Also please pass this information on to anyone else.

As I have said, I have limited internet access, time and I am dyslexic so, I am not going to take the time to edit or check my grammar. Any snarky grammar Nazis will be vigorously ignored until sometime this week.

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  •  Maybe the bigots have such small crowds (0+ / 0-)

    because their sites do such a poor job of giving directions?  Can't even locate where they mean by N Maples and I-94 for July 19.  I'd link to the sites but don't want to give them traffic.

    Today, Friday's "Ugly American Protest" is listed as 11am-4:00pm.

    Nice catch TOG, can't make it but good luck.

    *Tips to illinifan17 for coining Ugly American Protest on the current rec list.  That I'd link but doesn't appear to be working for me right now.

    Nuance is lost upon those who choose not to look.

    by poliwrangler on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 10:19:24 AM PDT

  •  thanks- (1+ / 0-)
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    MajorMigraine

    I moved away from Mpls years ago but I still appreciate when people stand up against the assholes- thanks for keeping us informed about this.
    And let us know what happens today.

    I buy and sell well trained riding mules and American Mammoth Jack Stock.

    by old mule on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 10:40:38 AM PDT

  •  Thanks for getting the word out. (0+ / 0-)

    I work with immigrants and have to attend to urgent matters in the office, but will get the word out.

    The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion. Molly Ivins

    by MufsMom on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 11:06:23 AM PDT

  •  ITS ACROSS THE US - TODAY/TOMORROW (1+ / 0-)
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    Ohiodem1

    ARTICLE IS HERE
    Need Counter Protests across the US

    MINNESOTA = Today and Tomorrow

    St Paul, 797 7th Street East, St Paul, MN 55106. Friday, July 18, 11:00am – 4:00pm. This protest will take place at the Mexican Consulate in St Paul, Minnesota.

    St Paul, On the pedestrian bridge at N Maples and I-94, Saturday, July 19, 11:00am – 4:00pm. This protest will take place on the Pedestrian Bridge.

    Fargo, On the Overpass at I-94 and 42nd St S, Saturday, July 19, 11:00am – 4:00pm. This protest will take place on the Overpass.

    Austin , On the overpass at 4th St NW & I-90, Saturday, July 19, 11:00am – 4:00pm. This protest will take place on the Overpass.

    Rochester, On the overpass at 2nd St SW and Hwy 14/52, Saturday, July 19, 11:00am – 4:00pm. This protest will take place on the Overpass.

    Minneapolis, On the Pedestrian Overpass just west of Penn Ave S over I-394, Saturday, July 19, 11:00am – 4:00pm. This protest will take place on the Pedestrian Overpass.

    Duluth, On the Overpass at Garfield & I-35, Saturday, July 19, 11:00am – 4:00pm. This protest will take place on the Overpass.

    Saint Cloud, At the street corner of Lincoln Ave. SE and 3rd St SE, Saturday, July 19, 11:00am – 4:00pm. This protest will take place at a street corner

  •  PRI = Mexico's Republicans (0+ / 0-)

    It's strange to see Kossacks in favor of the Partido del Robo Institucional, the Republicans of Mexico.

    PRI incompetence and corruption has killed more Mexicans than a brigade of Klansmen and Minutemen.

    "states like VT and ID are not 'real america'" -icemilkcoffee

    by Utahrd on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 11:24:22 AM PDT

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