Immigrations and Customs Enforecement, also known as ICE, arrested Elvira Arellano and deported her on Sunday.
Elvira has been a leader in the immigrant rights movement and a mother of a ten year old. Last night, Elvira found her influence once again rippling across the nation as eight interfaith groups came together in a number of cities nationwide in solidarity.
One of these groups met in front of the ICE building in Portland yesterday and Kboo News Reporter Michael
Ianello (Eye-Uh-Nello) was there and brings us the story.
ON TUESDAY EVENING AT THE US ARMY AND MARINE RECRUITING CENTER IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND, A SMALL AND VARIED GROUP OF PEOPLE CAME TOGETHER TO PROTEST THE WAR IN IRAQ.
ARRIVING IN ONES AND TWOS, THEY CAME WITH SIGNS, BANNERS AND GUITARS.
ONE WOMEN EVEN BROUGHT TWIRLING FLAGS FOR PEACE.
FOR MOST OF THOSE PARTICIPATING IN THE PROTEST, THIS IS A REGULAR DESTINATION, EVERY TUESDAY AT FIVE O’CLOCK.
WHAT FOLLOWS ARE THE VOICES OF THOSE WHO PROTESTED AND SOME WHO STOPPED TO TALK:
THREE DIFFERENT SITES ON OREGON’S COAST ARE BEING TARGETED BY LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS, OR LNG, COMPANIES AS POSSIBLE SITES FOR IMPORT TERMINALS.
IN ADDITION TO THE BRADWOOD LOCATION IN NORTHERN OREGON, THE COOS BAY ESTUARY ON THE SOUTH COAST HAS ALSO BEEN SCOPED.
K-BOO REPORTER MICHAEL GENE HOROWITZ EXPLAINS HOW STEWARDS OF AN ANCIENT MARINE CROP ARE OPPOSING THE TERMINAL IN COOS BAY
LOCAL ACTIVIST YVONNE SIMMONS WAS DIRECTLY IMPACTED BY THE MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE THAT HIT PERU LAST WEEK.
SHE TALKED TO KBOO NEWS ABOUT HOW THE EARTHQUAKE HAS AFFECTED INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES THAT SHE WORKS WITH IN PERU
Local activist Yvonne Simmons was directly impacted by the massive earthquake that hit Peru last week She talked to KBOO News about how the earthquake has affected indigenous communities that she works with in Peru: