May 1st anti-Minutemen protest planned
Associated Press | April 25, 2005
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. A group of Southern California activists plans a May first protest at the U-S-Mexico border crossing at Douglas.
The Los Angeles Times says their goal is to literally close the border for six to eight hours.
They plan to do that by stationing protesters on the Mexican side of the border, who will ask motorists not to cross into Douglas.
They are staging the demonstration in part to protest the Minuteman Project, which began April first along the Arizona border. That effort _ which ends April 30th _ involves volunteers who are watching the border for illegal immigrants and smugglers.
The California activists also want to use the May first demonstration to illustrate how the economies of U-S border towns depend on the Mexican people.