What would a boycott be without enforcers stalking the parking lots of local businesses and threatening customers?
Operatives of Mexicanos Sin Fronteras have been posting operatives in the parking lots of McDonalds, Wal-Mart and Shoppers Food Warehouse, intimidating anyone who appears to be an immigrant to not enter the premises of these businesses. They are threatening to record the license plate numbers of those people who aren’t displaying the appropriate level of solidarity with the Zapatista cause, apparently with some success from what I’ve been told. Unfortunately, my sources are not willing to come forward, which is understandable.
This pretty much destroys the credibility of Mexicanos Sin Fronteras as some innocuous sort of advocacy organization. First, they start bullying local businesses into supporting their political agenda. Then they start threatening citizens with vague threats that they will be personally harmed if they don’t follow the Zapatista agenda. This is an outrage, and is almost certainly a crime. It doesn’t matter whether they’re threatening lily-white caucasians, or illegal aliens from Guatemala, this atrocious behavior needs to stop, and right now.
While you go out and support the business community in Prince William this week, bring your video camera, and take a moment to survey the parking lot before you go in so you can capture this activity on tape if you observe it. What you’ll be looking for are people approaching those whose ethnic appearance would suggest they’re part of the immigrant community, who have a discussion with a stranger, and then return to their car and drive away. I think Help Save Manassas will be willing to provide a cash reward for anyone who can provide evidence, or personal testimony of intimidation which leads to the conviction of anyone who engages in this.
If we can get some solid evidence here, it’s going to be time to start filing criminal complaints.
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