A crowd of about 400 protesters rallied in front of the White House on Monday, carrying signs that called President Donald Trump a racist and claimed a wall on the U.S. Border with Mexico is a symbol of the rise of white nationalism under this administration.
One speaker, who works with Amnesty International, said the federal government is torturing migrants who are in custody after crossing the border into the United States.
“You all are proof that bridges are better than walls,” she said. “That love trumps hate. That no human being is illegal. And that we are all by virtue of our shared condition guaranteed to the same human rights.”
Some protesters evoked President Barack Obama in their hateful signs about President Trump. (Penny Starr/Breitbart News)
She told the story of a woman was separated for her son the entered the United States seeking asylum.
“Ice then jailed her in a prison-like facility in El Paso even though she and her child were here in search of protection,” the woman said.
“At Amnesty International, we’ve concluded that the treatment [the woman] has faced at the hands of the U.S government amounts to torture,” she said.
One protester seemed to believe that not only did Trump collude with the Russians but is an agent. (Penny Starr/Breitbart News)
Mary Small of the Detention Watch Network was one of the speakers who claimed securing the southern border is racist.
“This emergency declaration is unquestionable wrong, worrying, and a Democracy-damaging power grab by a man and an administration with a wide authoritarian streak and a relentlessly myopic focus on fear-mongering and scapegoating,” Small said. “It’s not just a wall. It’s a monument to his vanity and a sign and signal of ascendent white nationalism.”
“We don’t need another racist monument in this country,” Reggie Hubbard, congressional liaison and Washington, DC, Strategist at MoveOn.org, said of the wall.
Pussy hats weren’t in abundance, but protesters carried the same hateful signage that’s been routine at anti-Trump rallies over the past two years: “F**K Trump,” “Fake Emergency, Fake President, Real Loser, Real Traitor,” “Impeach the Russian Agent,” and “Impeach the Creep and Traitorous Veep.”
The also chanted their open borders sentiments, including “From Palestine to Mexico all walls have got to go.”
As Breitbart News reported, the George-Soros-funded MoveOn.org organized the protests that allegedly took place across the country.
The list of partners on a website devoted to anti-Trump activities reveals the leftwing politics behind it:
ACLU of NM
Action Group Network
Action Together Massachusetts
Action Together Network
Action Together SEMA
Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Inc.
American Federation of Teachers
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
Arab American Institute
Bend the Arc: Jewish Action
Bernie Sanders Brigade
CAIR New York
Center for Popular Democracy
Central New York Citizen Action
Church World Service
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Defending Rights & Dissent
Delaware Common Cause
Democracy for America
Fair Immigration Reform Movement
Families Belong Together
franciscan action network
Herd on the Hill
Indivisible Columbus District 3
Indivisible Front Range Resistance
Indivisible Indiana District 2
Indivisible Kings County
Indivisible Santa Barbara
Indivisible SF Peninsula and CA-14
indivisible Washington’s 8th District
Indivisible: Ohio District 12
Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action Impact
La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)
League of Conservation Voters
Milwaukee County Poor People’s Campaign
Muslim Peace Fellowship
National Council of Jewish Women
National Immigrant Justice Center
National Immigration Law Center
Northern Nevada DSA
Ohio Indivisible 15
People Demanding Action
People For the American Way
Peoples Climate Movement
Poligon Education Fund
Postcards for America
Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
Saratoga Progressive Action
Southern Border Communities Coalition
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
The Harry Potter Alliance
The Revolutionary Love Project
The Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign
United Action for Idaho
United Vision for Idaho
United We Dream
Westchester Citizen Therapists
Win Without War
Working Families Party
On Friday, Trump signed a federal spending bill that gives him $1.3 billion for border security. The president also declared a national emergency to allow him to put alternative monetary resources in place to get the wall project completed.
Several leftist groups are suing the president, which means legal battles over the wall could go on for months. Meanwhile, construction and reinforcement of the wall project continue.
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