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Friday, July 28, 2006

Illegal alien supporters attack Minutemen in TN!

Crossposted from Right Truth:

A group of Hispanic protesters were in front of the Washington County Courthouse in Tennessee while a group of Tennessee Volunteer Minutemen watched. One man marching with the Minutemen was confronted by the Hispanic group because he had a Mexican flag in his back pocket. source

The Hispanic group, led by Azul Christian Caravaggio, were holding signs saying "Are We Really Illegal?," "Minute Men + Hatred = Evil" and "We Don't Choose Our Race, 1 Race, The Human Race."

The Tennessee Volunteer Minutemen had signs, too, but group members mainly held American flags and chanted "U.S.A, U.S.A, U.S.A."

"We are doing this because we don't think we are illegal," Caravaggio said. "We don't think the human body can be illegal." ...

She said the group's mission is to encourage voters to vote for Democratic candidates. ... "It's not a crime to come to this country just because you want to work," Caravaggio said.

(Well, Caravaggio, actually it IS A CRIME TO COME TO THIS COUNTRY JUST
BECAUSE YOU WANT TO WORK, if you do it illegally ... that's ILLEGAL, as in against the law.)

"We have laws," Whitaker [marching with the Minutemen] said to the other group in response to their presence. "There are laws in this country.

"These people have been agitating Minutemen all the way down the line," Whitaker said. Whitaker said his protest has nothing to do with race and was adamant about the Tennessee Volunteer Minutemen not being a hate group.

The Hispanic group became angry at Whitaker because he had a Mexican flag tucked in his back pocket. They thought it was a deliberate provocation, aimed at disrespecting them.

As Whitaker was being interviewed by a WCYB-TV reporter, several of the immigrants charged him in an apparent attempt to grab the flag.

Authorities reacted quickly, separating the two sides and breaking up the rally.
(In all honesty, and in full disclosure, it is my understanding that Carl Twofeathers Whitaker, a Sevierville resident who is running as an independent candidate for governor, is a publicity junkie, newshound, and possibly a little 'weird'. So take this into consideration when reading the article.

And why he had a Mexican flag in his back pocket, only he knows. Had the Hispanics carried American flags in their back pockets, the Minutemen would have been upset too.)

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to
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