Report from Shut Down Adelanto Rally!

Members of Indivisible Morongo Basin and Indivisible Yucaipa attended the Shut Down Adelanto Rally Thursday night.  Yolanda reports back:

The rally organized by Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice to demand an investigation into the most recent death and immediate release of all detainees with a medical history, was a success.

At least 40 people attended the event. The names of all deceased detainees were read, we prayed for them, we chanted, and we had a minute of silence. IC4IJ had a couple of speakers and a speaker from ACLU was also present.

45’s supporters were also present. They had a non-stop siren with the intention of drowning out our chants and speakers. They spewed hateful speech non-stop and called us sinners.

Our side was peaceful. Prior to and after the event, music was played. Most people danced at the end before peacefully leaving the rally.

“When hate is behind you, sometimes you just have to bow your head and pray.”