Wednesday, October 27, 2016 – 8:45 p.m.
The Syrian refugee issue in Victorville shows no signs of losing any intensity as we sprint to the November 8 election day finish line.
Earlier this week, The John & Ken Show invited First District Supervisor candidate Angela Valles on to their program to discuss how the federal government has been dumping unvetted Syrian refugees into the community of Victorville.
Now word is trickling out that members of the High Desert community are angry and planning to hold a protest in Victorville this Saturday.
Where: Bear Valley Road Exit of the 15 Fwy in Victorville (overpass and exits)
When: Saturday, October 29th
Time: 10AM to 1PM
Protesters will take up positions along the overpass and exits alerting members of the community that there are unvetted Syrian refugees in their High Desert community.
An excerpt from the email I received from “We The People Rising” reads:
Parking: There is plenty of parking at the “Park & Ride” carpool lot on the west side of the 15 Fwy. Those coming from the San Bernardino area would exit Bear Valley Road and make a left at the exit. Go across the freeway and make a left at Amargosa Rd. The carpool lot is on the corner and can’t be missed.
There are also plenty of restaurants and a mall nearby for those concerned about bathroom amenities and nourishment.
There will be anti-Syrian refugee signs along with signs shaming Supervisor Robert Lovingood and the Victorville City Council. Or bring your own signs against Syrian/Muslim refugees. American flags are o.k. too.
We look forward to seeing you there! We are expecting media coverage too. This is obviously a red hot issue in America right now and one of the top issues in the presidential race. America First!
The organizer listed for the event is Raul Rodriguez Jr. of the High Desert Citizens Coalition.
I can tell you from experience that there will be media coverage there for sure.
No word yet on whether or not Angela Valles or Supervisor Robert Lovingood will attend.