The San Diego Minutemen held a protest outside the Mexican Consulate in downtown San Diego. They were met by aggresive cursing Mexican Consulate insurgents claiming that the US territory was stolen from them.
Here’s a report from Jeff Schwilk of SDMM:
As SDMM began our peaceful protest on the public sidewalk in front of the San Diego Mexican Consulate, their official spokesman, Alberto Lozano, came out of the building, walked up to a group of American men and women and said “assholes” to them. He then told the Americans they will take this land back for Mexico. We are reviewing our video right now, but we think we got it all on tape! About five of us heard it very clearly.
The new Consul General, Maria Arnau and her deputy then came out of the Consulate and scoffed at the Americans holding flags and signs. Lozano came out several more times and threatened our ralliers by getting right in their faces with more swearing and insults and putting his camera in their faces. If there was any doubt the Mexican Government wants our country for their citizens, their official spokesman in San Diego confirmed it today.
“Wherever there is a Mexican, that is Mexico.”
You may remember in September, the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon said the Mexican government would continue to “energetically protest unilateral actions” of the U.S. Congress on the immigration front that he said “exacerbate the persecution of undocumented Mexicans in the U.S.” He boasted that Mexican consulates in the United States have been fortified to protect the rights of millions of Mexicans living there illegally. “Wherever there is a Mexican,” he said, “that is Mexico.”
58% of Mexicans Believe The Southwest United States Belongs To them.
A June 6th, 2002 Zogby poll found that 58 percent of Mexicans agree with the statement, “the territory of the United States’ Southwest rightfully belongs to Mexico.” Only 28 percent disagree, and 14 percent are unsure.
A similar majority, 57 percent, agree with the statement, “Mexicans should have the right to enter the U.S. without U.S. permission,” while 35 percent disagree. Seven percent are unsure.
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