Community engages in civil disobedience action in solidarity with Central American asylees
San Diego, CA - Faith, labor and community, joined by a delegation from the Korean Resource Center in Fullerton/Los Angeles, gathered by the San Diego/Tijuana border on Monday, December 10, for a solidarity civil disobedience action demanding a just process for asylum seekers gathered near the U.S.-Mexico border.
Right: Nara Kim (center) is leading a poongmul group (traditional Korean peasant music) at the action.
At the action, Love Knows No Borders, over 300 participants solemnly marched the 2-mile stretch at the beach near the International Friendship Park, while border patrol ships and helicopters roared above the action, reminding people of one of the many challenges that immigrants and refugees must overcome to enter the United States.
With the blessing of a multi-faith religious leadership, a hundred people were arrested at the fence that separates the U.S. from Mexico.
"We are out here to show that this is a humanitarian crisis. To seek refuge and apply for asylum is a human right", said Nara Kim, KRC Campaign Coordinator who joined the action.
Below: Participants gather near the border fence by the sea
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- Photos of the action are available at this Dropbox link.
- Media Inquiries: Susan Cheng, susan [at] krcla.org; Yongho Kim, yongho [at] krcla.org