Phoenicians To Rally Against Donald Trump at Campaign Stop
What: Protest Against Trump’s Racism
When: Saturday, July 11 at 1:30pm
Where: Outside of the Phoenix Convention Center, 3rd St and Washington
Who: Puente Movement, concerned community members
Phoenix, AZ– Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump will be met with protests outside of his Phoenix campaign stop, in which he plans to discuss immigration, accompanied by notorious Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. After making headlines for racist remarks against immigrants and Mexicans, Trump claims he is “the most popular person in Arizona right now.” Latino and immigrant community members plan to rally outside his speech, to show that Arizonans won’t allow hate speech and bigotry on their watch.
Francisca Porchas, with Puente, says, “We are here to send a message loud and clear to Donald Trump that he is not welcomed in Arizona and we will not allow his racism and bigotry to go unchecked. It’s a slap in the face to the Latino community for him to be here joined by Sheriff Joe Arpaio who has actively terrorized the Latino community and is the biggest symbol of anti-immigrant racism across the country.”