- Posted October 9, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Photo essays: Your stories in pictures
Tucson Police Pepper Sprays US Civilians Protesting SB1070
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer
Last night in Tucson, Arizona civilians clashed with the police and Custom and Border Patrol officers in response to the arrest and likely deportation of two individuals due to a minor traffic violation.
Many in Tucson feel that SB1070, Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law, is inherently racist and targets a specific portion of the population.
The local community showed a diverse front of resistance crossing boundaries of race and age engaging in nonviolent protest with chants such as, “Ni uno mas” (Not one more).
Due to a perceived threat Custom and Border Patrol made their presence felt with over 10 vehicles and auxiliary support from the Tucson Police Department. CBP officers had stun batons, tasers, and pepper spray. Tucson Police Department clarified that it was Tucson Police that deployed pepper spray. However, there is photographic evidence of CBP agents physically engaging US Citizens.