Posted on January 17, 2005

Protesters Back Redondo Beach Day-Laborer Arrests

Daily Breeze (Redondo Beach, Cal.), January 17, 2005

In an effort to support the city’s recent attempt to crack down on day laborers — many of whom are in the country illegally — a group of about 50 anti-illegal immigration demonstrators waved signs in Redondo Beach on Saturday.

Coming from as far away as Orange and Ventura counties, members of the protest said they wanted to get the word out that illegal immigrants are ruining the nation’s economy and taking jobs away from citizens.

“I’m trying to stand up for America here,” said Michelle Alessi, who graduated from Mira Costa High School before moving to Glendale.

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“They’re not coming to assimilate, they’re coming to take over,” said protestor Gayle Nybers of Murrieta.

Waving banners saying “Hey Redondo Beach — Wake Up” and “Stop the Invasion. Enforce the Laws,” the group stood on Pacific Coast Highway and Diamond Street, while police officers waited nearby in case there was any trouble.

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The event was organized by Joseph Turner, who calls his new organization Saveourstate.org.

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