Protest At Wrigley Field Over Arizona Immigration Law (PHOTOS)
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A protest outside the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks game at Wrigley Field Thursday drew an estimated 100 protesters--and led to one fan tearing up his ticket to the game.
"Arizona has legalized racial profiling. I cannot in good conscience go into this game," Paul D'Amato told a Chicago Sun-Times reporter outside the ballpark. He then ripped the ticket he'd bought to see the Cubs take on the Arizona Diamondbacks into pieces.
Demonstrators accused Diamondbacks management of supporting the Arizona Republican Party, which is behind the controversial bill:
"AMERICA, there is no doubt about it; the Arizona Diamondbacks are one of the top contributors to the Republican machine in Arizona that have unanimously voted for the draconian Arizona State Proposition SB1070," La Nueva Raza reports. "This bill will encourage the open racial profiling of 'brown people' in a state that has already been racially profiling immigrants for years beginning in the early 2000s when Sheriff Dever and his wife allowed and oftentimes encouraged Arizonan ranchers to 'hunt down' border crossers in Cochise County."
Check out photos from Thursday's protest here: