June 23, 2012
More than 1,000 critics of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio are expected to gather Saturday night for a rally to call for the closure of the sheriff’s complex of canvas jail tents.
Organizers say conditions in Arpaio’s “Tent City” complex are inhumane.
The jail complex in west Phoenix was the site of a January 2010 protest that drew 10,000 immigrant rights advocates and was marked by a clash between a small group of protesters and police officers.
The rally is being held by the immigrant rights group Puente Arizona and the Unitarian Universalist Association, which is holding its annual convention in Phoenix this weekend.
If you’re in that area, you don’t want to miss this.
Undocumented youth demonstrating civil disobedience at Obama Colorado headquarters. Follow on twitter for updates @thepeoplesrec