|4 p.m.--Belting Out "Woke Up This Morning" Other songs heard, "We Shall Overcome, This Land is Your Land, Native American songs, and Mexican ballads|
In 2006 the students also rose up in Tucson as thousands walked out of class as part of the massive national mobilization protesting anti-immigrant legislation. Years of backlash have followed and Arizona has led the way with the harshest anti-immigrant legislation in the country. The federal government has done its part: last year over 300,000 immigrants were deported, a record number.
|5 p.m. The Protest Keeps Growing. Hundreds Outside and More Inside|
One speaker compared the School Board's proposal to weaken MAS and satisfy the state to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's appeasement to Adolf Hitler during World War II.. Another speaker said he was thankful for the massive police presence at the meeting because the public needed protection from the "scary" people on the school board. People were arrested just trying to speak. Chicana activist Lupe Castillo was arrested before she could begin reading Martin Luther King's "Letter from the Birmingham Jail."
|6 p.m.--The Police Holding The Line|
|8 p.m. Tensions Mount As People Are Arrested Inside|
|8:30 p.m A Human Chain Encircles The Building|
|9:30 p.m. A Peaceful Sit-In In Front of a Police Car. Students were highly disciplined and completely nonviolent.|