Filed under: Action, Communique, Immigration, Repression, Southeast
The following photo and communique was anonymous sent to It’s Going Down which we reprint here.
Numerous pristine lawns in wealthy South Tampa neighborhoods woke to find that their campaign signs for racist, xenophobe Ron DeSantis were missing. Ron DeSantis, who has been a speaker at anti-Muslim events alongside racist fascist sentiment spewing white nationalist Steve Bannon and Milo Yiannopoulos, is a moderator for a racist social media page and a fervent Trump supporter.
DeSantis’ echoes and defends Trump venomously propagandizing and deploying a military offensive against the Caravan of Refugees fleeing violence and concentrated poverty exercising their freedom of movement towards the southern ‘border.’
Later, in the pre-dawn hours, the modified campaign signs reappeared before the ICE Processing Center on Cypress Avenue, which tries and holds Refugees, who have traversed invisible lines to gain safety for themselves and their families, before caged vans transport them to Immigrant detention centers like the infamous Krome IDC in Miami.
The signs have been transformed from political and social support, as well as attempted normalization, of white nationals and racists in positions of power, to stating the factual and being placed in front of the ICE/DHS location which, since its inception, has been trying to front itself as a respectable and non-descript business center; ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) IS SLAVE CATCHERS We will continue outing ICE in our local community as the predators they are.
We will continue to remove and transform all racist, xenophobic, hate rhetoric that we see posted in Tampa Bay.
Like anti-fascist saboteurs of times past, we will defend our streets from messaging which promotes hate.
“Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized nation as allowing itself to be ‘governed’ without opposition by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct.” – White Rose Society