Video Volunteers Wanted

On April 10, pro-illegal immigration groups held demonstrations across the country. We put out a call to readers with video cameras to attend rallies and send us the video footage. This was a short-notice effort, but we got lots of good video, which resulted in a short movie that you can view here. Our post describing the demonstrations, and the significance of the video footage shot by our readers, is here.

On May 1, illegal immigration activists are calling for a strike and related activities (or non-activities, like not buying anything). Demonstrations are scheduled for many cities in conjunction with the strike; the complete list is here. The day’s events should be interesting from a number of perspectives. Immigration activists are divided over the strike tactic, and some have urged illegals not to participate. Conflicts have developed over leadership of the “movement,” with some leaders trying to distance themselves from International ANSWER. Some activists want to preserve the mischievous toddlers image; others present quite a different picture.

Once again, we are asking for volunteers to participate in gathering raw news data in the form of video footage. This time, we are expanding on our initial experiment. We don’t want to give away too much, but production of the finished video will be supervised by a professional filmmaker.

If you are willing to commit to shoot a rally or other events in your locality, please send us an email–not to our general mailbox, but to [email protected] The following are some of the biggest events, which we want to be sure we have covered:

New York City
Location: Union Square
Date: May 1
Time Begin: 4:00 pm
Time End: 7:00 pm

Port of Los Angeles
Date: May 1
12,000 Troqueros working the Port and local rails are being urged to shut down and congregate at Banning Park.

Los Angeles
Date: May 1
Tome: 12:00 PM
Assembly at Olympic and Broadway, march to Los Angeles City Hall

San Francisco
Date: May 1
Time Begin: 11:00 AM
March starting at Embarcadero at 11 am and going to the Civic Center

Other major events are scheduled for Chicago and Berkeley. We want to make sure that we have someone at the above events, but we welcome footage from anywhere immigration-related activities are taking place.

For more detailed information, email us at [email protected]

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