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Berkeley Students Protest Arizona Apartheid

"Make UC a Sanctuary!"
By staff |
April 29, 2010
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Berkeley students protest new racist anti-immigrant law in Arizona
Berkeley students protest new racist anti-immigrant law in Arizona (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Berkeley, CA - University of California (UC) students here took to the streets to protest the state law passed in Arizona that legalizes racial profiling of Latinos and Native Americans. Several hundred people, mainly Chicano and Latino, blockaded the historic Sproul Gate while Aztec dancers and drummers performed for the lunchtime crowds. Afterwards, the protesters marched to the intersection of Bancroft and Telegraph Avenues and sat down, blocking traffic to observe a minute of silence for immigrant communities being targeted by ICE raids and deportations. Then the march resumed down Bancroft, chanting, “Boycott Arizona!” and “Make UC a sanctuary!” Students vow further actions.