|City Manager Joyce Wilson Trying to Get Protestors Arrested|
Foster-Hunt Goons Try to Forcibly Remove Peaceful Counter-Protesters from Cleveland Square
City Manager Joyce Wilson and Mills Property Employee Fail to Get Protestors Evicted; Victory for the 1st Amendment
On Monday, Sept. 18, security hired by El Paso Tomorrow PAC were asked to remove counter-protester from a pro-stadium rally held in Cleavland Square in Downtown El Paso. In a crowd that consisted mostly of White El Pasoans feature many prominent White speakers, counter-protesters, many who have participated in peaceful demonstrations over the years, exercised their constitutional rights.
Cleavland Square is a public park. Although there was a sprinkling of brown faces in the crowed, the mostly White crowd seemed surprised by protesters.
Although protesters acted peacefully, hired security continually tried to force protesters to move to the sidewalks despite the protesters being in a public space. Security threatened to called police and protesters responded by handing their cell phones to security so that they could call the police.
A representatives from Mill Properties, Tim Mallardi, then called the police but legal observers of the Natianl Lawyers Guild were able to prevent any police intrusion on the protesters 1st Amendment Rights. El Paso PD told Mallardi that protesters were not breaking any laws, to Millardi's chagrin, who expected El Paso PD to be at the begging call of Paul Foster and Joyce Wilson. Millardi's face turning red, he kept insisting that protesters be arrested despite the public space and the Constitution.
Apparently, after being called, City Manager Joyce Wilson arrived and began talking to the police officers trying to intimidate them to arrest the protesters. A local street women, not associated with the protesters, began yelling at the police and Joyce Wilson in Spanish emphasizing that the park was a public space.
Protesters fully complied with all El Paso Police Department requests while at the same time insisting on their freedom of speech rights and continuing their peaceful protest.