Six more people were arrested today in Austin, Texas protesting the border militarization provisions in immigration reform.
Their arrests come two days after three were arrested at the Democratic Party headquarters in Dallas, where they were also protesting militarization.
About 300 people people flooded 6th Street in Austin just before rush hour. They shut down traffic, blocking cars with giant cardboard fences — representing the border wall. Protestors demonstrated in front of the fence and handed out leaflets with information on the humanitarian crisis of migrant deaths at the border. Militarization forces migrants into the hands of criminals who promise to get them to the U.S., but who often abuse, exploit or abandon them. Those making the journey alone are pushed into the most dangerous, most remote areas. Falfurrias, Texas is one such area where the number of bodies is overwhelming the small police force there.
The protest was a die-in. Think sit-in.