Milwaukee Immigrant Youth, Supporters Interrupt Mike Pence

Milwaukee Immigrant Youth, Supporters Interrupt Mike Pence
Community members condemn Wisconsin Republicans Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, and Senator Ron Johnson for continuing to support Trump

Daniel Gutierrez holds a banner while interrupting Mike Pence in Milwaukee on Thursday night. Photo: Voces de la Frontera Action
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Milwaukee – On Thursday night, Milwaukee immigrant youth and supporters interrupted Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence three times as he campaigned for Donald Trump. Shouting “Stop attacking immigrant families,” and “No Trump no Pence no KKK no fascist USA!,” protesters were dragged out of the hall by security to the jeers of the angry crowd. One man shouted a homophobic slur in a protester’s face.
“Trump and Pence’s campaign is spreading hatred and division,” said Daniel Gutierrez, 17, a senior at Pius XI High School in Milwaukee and member of Voces de la Frontera Action who interrupted Pence “When they bring their poison to our community, we have to stand up to them. The Republican campaign is based on violent rhetoric and real violence, on attacks against immigrant working families like mine, and on bigotry toward Muslims, women and the LGBT community. The whole country needs to stand up to them.”
Wisconsin Republicans including Governor Scott Walker joined Pence to campaign for Trump. “Scott Walker, Paul Ryan and Senator Ron Johnson should be ashamed of themselves for supporting this toxic campaign,” said Deby Albers, a member of Voces de la Frontera Action. “As a granddaughter of Irish immigrants who were persecuted, I am upset when I see these Republicans, who are also probably grandchildren of immigrants, inflicting the same hatred on a new generation of people.”
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