June 4, 2010

March Protests Taser-Murder of Anastasio Hernández-Rojas at San Ysidro Border Crossing

Several dozen people chanting “justicia” marched at the San Ysidro border crossing to protest the death of Anastasio Hernández-Rojas, a Mexican citizen who died after being electrocuted with 50,000 volts from the taser gun of unidentified U.S. border agents. Hernández-Rojas, 42, had lived in San Diego since he was 14 and had five American-born children. [SOURCE]

As evening rush-hour commuters streamed past, the protesters gathered at the southbound pedestrian crossing, just yards from where the incident took place.

We’re touched by the story, the fact that this man was in the United States for so long,” said Donna Havrilak, who drove down from Fallbrook. “He was treated inhumanely.”
The protest was organized by the Raza Rights Coalition and the American Friends Service Committee.

AFSC staffer Christian Ramirez said, "The story of Anastasio is the story of many migrants who have been ripped apart from their families as the result of our failed immigration system. Tragically, this particular incident will end in death."

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