- Immigrant rights advocates called for a rally in Times Square as part of their 11-day protest to support a bill in Congress that assists undocumented immigrants.
- Alt-right provocateurs showed up intending to disrupt the rally but instead ran into a team of New York building and construction trade members who did not have the patience for any of those antics.
- According to Latino Rebels, the alt-right group was there to film undocumented people, post the faces on social media, and have their followers dox them to ICE.
Brian Young from ucomm blog writes:
“On Tuesday, immigrant rights advocates called for a rally in Times Square in New York City. The rally was part of their 11-day protest for a bill to pass through Congress to help undocumented immigrants.
In addition to the immigrant rights supporters, alt-right provocateurs showed up intending to disrupt the protest. Yet instead of being met by a group of undocumented immigrants, the alt-right group was met by a team of New York building and construction trade members, many of whom were from Laborers 79. Members of Local 78, Local 1010, and Local 3 also took part.
According to Latino Rebels, the alt-right group was looking to capture the faces of undocumented people at the rally so they could put it on social media. They then ask their followers to dox the participants by identifying them and calling ICE.
“They were there to agitate,” said Christina Culpepper, president of the women’s committee of Local 79 in an interview with Latino Rebels. “But unionist, who are not a separate community from immigrants, weren’t going to back down…”
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