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City Council calls for Arizona boycott

May 17, 2010

LOS ANGELES — On Thursday, the Los Angeles City Council passed a motion to officially boycott the state of Arizona. Arizona''s new racist law SB1070 targets Mexican, Chicano and Native American people for harassment, according to FightBack!

Under the new Arizona law, local police will have the power to harass and arrest people based on immigration status. This will increase the already existing racist harassment and arrest of Mexican, Chicano and Native American people, the article noted.

The Los Angeles City Hall council chamber was filled with workers from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1877 representing janitors, and with workers organized by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and immigrants'' rights activists of the Coalition for Humane Immigrants'' Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), the articled stated.

The motion was introduced by Councilman Reyes, a Chicano from the Northeast Los Angeles area.

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