Two arrested at immigration protest (Nancy Pelosi, Elvira Arellano)
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An 8-year-old boy led 200 chanting, singing immigration activists to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office today armed with a letter begging the California Democrat to take action to stop deportations.Emma Lozano proceeded to tape the letter to the door. According to this there were two arrests for disordly conduct. Not only that, but Pelosi is in Oregon. And, they were carrying a large Mexican and a large Puerto Rican flag.
Saul Arellano, the son of recently deported illegal alien Elvira Arellano, marched through the halls of Congress to reach Mrs. Pelosi's quarters on the second floor of the Cannon House Office Building accompanied by a klatch of TV cameras. He had just come from a press conference in the Rayburn House Office Building where his mother was compared with civil rights activists such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and slavery abolitionist Harriet Tubman...
...Once at the speaker's office, however, the child ran into a problem: Mrs. Pelosi's office was already occupied by about 40 anti-war protestors who weren't budging. The bewildered child stopped dead in his tracks while immigration activists clustered around and a security guard inside the congresswoman's office shut the door...
UPDATE: A Lou Dobbs report on the incident is here. In DC, Rev. Walter Coleman compares immigration enforcement to "ethnic cleansing", and, at a related protest in Chicago, Carl Rosen from the United Electrical Workers union promises "large demonstrations" from "many, many workers" if DHS goes ahead with their no-match letters plan.