On Friday, September 25 at 9am, members of the Brown Berets de Aztlan (a Mexican American activist group) are planning a demonstration outside of the Pima County Superior Court. The demonstration is a response to the May 30 murders of nine-year-old Brisenia Flores and her dad by Minuteman Leader Shawna Forde and her partner Gunny Bush.
The Brown Berets said the reasons for their demonstration this week are:
1. To DEMAND JUSTICE for the murder of 9 year old Brisenia Flores, her dad Raul Flores and all other victims brutalized and murdered by Minutemen.
2. To protest hate Groups and the sponsorship of Minutemen organization by politicians.
3. To ensure Minutemen political supporters are held accountable for their support of these Hate Groups.
4. To demand politicians stop funding and put an end to the Minutemen (and similar)organizations.
The minutemen and their supporters are conducting a counter protest across the street from the Brown Berets protest. Local Tucson racist Roy Warden, best known for burning the Mexican flag in numerous demonstrations, will be leading one of the counter-protests. Laine Lawless, friend (and some say co-conspirator) of Shawna Forde will also be at the counter protest. Jim Gilchrist has talked to azstarnet about attending the counter protest.
Hopefully, enough people will be on hand to ensure the safety of local residents and all involved.
I will reporting about the demonstrations as I hear any updates.