UPDATE: THE RALLY IS OFF!! Rally Organizer Joe Miller said he didn't realize some of the speakers he invited were actually white supremists. The Republican Herald reported one speaker, John DeNugent, was a racist White Supremist. As I previously reported, the previous rallies included members from the Skinheads and KKK. One commenter on this article said DeNugent had affiliations with the Nazis and the KKK. Most commenters want an end to these type of rallies!
The ANTIs are at it again. Their Hate and their Gall hold no bounds especially when it comes to disrespecting the memory of Luis Ramirez.
Nine speakers are confirmed to shout out their grievances at a Protest Rally being held in Bicentennial Park in Shenandoah on May 30 at 5pm. Speakers include Dan Amato from the ANTI website Diggers Realm, Jeff McGeary from ANTI group UPAP for Immigration Control and Tom Lingenfelter from the PA Minutemen.
Additionally, they have two members of the ANTI group "You Don't Speak for Me." For those of you not familiar with this group, they are a particularly despicable group. Supposedly, their group is meant to represent Americans of Hispanic descent who do not support illegal immigration. They pretend their group was formed by Hispanics when in reality the group was formed by the Hate Group F.A.I.R.
If you go onto the You Dont Speak for Me website today, Ira Mehlman is their Media Director. He is also the media director for F.A.I.R. The Anti Defamation League and the SPLC have labeled F.A.I.R. an Immigration HATE Group. F.A.I.R. not only opposes illegal immigration, they also advocate limiting legal Immigration, particularly from Latin Countries.
This month's rally in Shenandoah is a reprieve of two other protest rallies held in 2008 by most of these same outside ANTI groups. During previous rallies members of the Skinheads and the KKK were in attendance holding deplorable signs.
The rally organizer is Joe Miller. He is the President and Founder of a new ANTI group he recently formed and he named "Pennsylvania Americans for Legal Immigration." Miller said he hopes the inclusion of You Don’t Speak For Me will draw a larger part of the area’s Mexican community to the rally. Miller said, “My main concern is getting these illegals off the streets, out of this town, and bringing forth the legal Mexican-American community. That population, have them step forward and say ‘you’re screwing us up, you know." Miller also told reporters he is the author of a petition against MALDEF (petition author is titled Anonymous on the form). The petition alleges MALDEF “maliciously vilified, slandered and attacked” Shenandoah and Schuylkill County with comments in the wake of the death of illegal Mexican immigrant Luis Eduardo Ramirez Zavala.
This Protest Rally being held in Shenandoah, so close to the unjust Jury verdict towards the murderers of Luis Ramirez, is appalling. What gall. What contempt do these radicals have towards the victim's children, family and towards ALL the Latino and Humanitarian members of the Shenandoah community. This is a shameful, shameful event.
I am curious whether the local police, particularly Officers Hayes and Meyers will be attending this hate-filled rally. Will they be monitoring for violence or will they be carrying the hate filled signs of the ralliers? We will see.