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Support Refugees, Not Dictators! Press Conference and Rally in Solidarity with Honduran Refugee Caravan
October 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thousands of Hondurans, refugees from the U.S.-backed dictatorship of Juan Orlando Hernandez and its effects, have set out on foot to reach the U.S. U.S. foreign policy is directly responsible for their plight, with its long history of interference and its support for the 2009 coup and subsequent repressive governments, disastrous economic policy, and, most recently, the 2017 fraudulent elections and ensuing bloody repression. Now President Trump threatens to send the U.S. army to the border against the thousands of families on the caravan, while he also continues the policy of family separation, criminalization and mass deportations.
As immigrant communities, teachers, faith leaders and people of conscience, we will not be silent.
We demand :
*End U.S. support for the Honduran Dictatorship;
*Stop Criminalization, Deportation and Family Separation;
*Respect the Human Rights of Refugees;
*Asylum for Refugees
*No Border Wall!
Conveners: La Voz de los de Abajo, Organized Communities Against Deportation; Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America; Gay Liberation Network; Chicago Teachers Union Latinx Caucus; Chicago Comite Justicia Ayotzinapa, Black Lives Matter Chicago, Arab American Action Network, US Palestinian Community Network, Campaign to Take On Hate- Chicago, ANSWER Chicago.