UPDATE from Saturday morning: There were about a dozen protesters at Petco Park on Friday. Across the street were some counter-protesters. The protest for Friday was I am told a ‘last-minute’ thing, and many more are expected today Saturday 4 to 6:30 pm.
It’s heating up on and off the baseball field these days. There is a call by a local San Diego group to boycott the upcoming series between the Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks. It’s all because of the new Arizona law restricting brown-skinned people.
The May 1st Coalition of San Diego is demanding first, that the Major League Baseball Commission move the 2011 All Star Game out of Arizona and second, that the Arizona Diamondbacks make a statement denouncing SB1070.
The Coalition is also calling on the Padres Baseball organization to stand with Adrian Gonzalez who stated “They’re violating human rights. In a way, it goes against what this country was built on. This is discrimination,” and also make a statement denouncing SB1070.
On July 16,17,18 the May 1st Coalition of San Diego is calling on all San Diegans to boycott the series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
They also invite anyone to join the May 1st Coalition outside the stadium to nationalize the debate and denounce SB1070 with banners and signs. This action is to bring local attention and put pressure on Arizona lawmakers to repeal SB1070.
SB1070, is set to go into effect on July 29, allows local law enforcement the right to question people as to their immigration status and provide documentation to prove their citizenship. If proof cannot be shown it will be considered a crime and you will be detained.
Join the Coalition in making a statement to denounce this unconstitutional law. Protect human rights. Take a stand against injustice, boycott Arizona
Boycott Padres vs Diamondback Series July 16,17,18
Fri July 16 at 6:00pm (minute men counter-protest)
Sat July 17 at 4:00pm
Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Petco Park
Street: 100 Park Blvd.
Outside Petco Park along Park Blvd
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