Saturday in Tampa: “protest against immigrant dehumanization”

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After this story aired, the date of the protest was changed because of Hurricane Dorian. 

The “Fight Hate With Unity: Protest Against Immigrant Dehumanization” demonstration has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Dr. in Tampa.

The original story appears below.

 

Families Belong Together rally in Tampa migrants immigrants

Families Belong Together rally in Tampa supporting migrant families. By Yvonne Gougelet / WMNF News (2018 June 30).

Two young people who are fed up with how the government is treating immigrants are organizing a demonstration in Tampa later this month.

The “Fight Hate With Unity: Protest Against Immigrant Dehumanization” demonstration will be Saturday August 31 in downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

WMNF interviewed Tina Mendoza, one of the organizers.

“We’re just kind of getting started in this. We are both Mexican. So, with recent events and everything — we’re just getting started with this. We want to bring the fight to Tampa because we don’t really see too many people rallying here. We see a lot of it in California, Texas. So we want our voices to be heard here, on this side of the States.

“….We’re doing this because this is directly affecting our close friends and family.”