Photos: @UndocuBus makes it way to #DNC & organizes protest in Georgia
Making headlines along the way, over thirty people are participating in the “UndocuBus,” a journey from Arizona to the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina. The group is drawing attention to immigration policies, especially the rise in deportations and enforcement under the Obama administration. A New York Times article called the bus rides “daring.”
The bus has made historical stops in the South. In Alabama, they stopped in Birmingham, crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and met with Civil Rights activists in Selma. Recently, in Georgia, the bus participants were met with warm greetings in Tifton, GA and then headed up north for a protest at the Atlanta Detention Center. The photos above are taken from the protest organized to highlight the increasing “collaboration between local police and immigration agents through programs like Secure Communities and draconian legislation such as HB 87.”
The tour began on July 29 in Arizona and has coordinated actions in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia. Follow them as they make their way to the final destination–the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
For more information and powerful stories, visit the Undocubus Website.