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Undocubus riders at the DNC

Posted on September 6, 2012 by Corey Conner

Undocumented immigrants working with the Undocubus project, came to Charlotte to protest during the DNC.

Eleazar Castellanos marched through the streets of Charlotte with nine other Undocubus riders.

When the protesters reached N. College and 4th Street, they spread out their banner reading “No Paper, No Fear,” and sat in the middle of the street.

When the riders reached N. College and 4th Street, they spread out their banner reading “No Paper, No Fear,” and sat in the middle of the street.

The police then forcibly removed and arrested the 10 undocumented protesters.

Rosi Carrasco came to the United States 18 years ago to reunite her family. Her husband was working in Chicago, while she and her two daughters were in Mexico. Speaking of her work with Undocubus, Carrasco said, “I think it’s important to show solidarity with the struggle the youth have done for access to education, and show solidarity with the workers fighting for their right to jobs with dignity. I believe we should keep organizing our communities, even in an electoral year”

Julio Sanchez from Chicago, Illinois was the last protester to be arrested by the CMPD. He came to the United States at the age of 15 with his mother, who was getting away from a domestic violence situation. Sanchez became involved with immigrant advocacy after facing discrimination in school. He said, ““I’m riding the Undocubus to show myself, my family, and everyone else that is dealing with the same struggle I am that we can make a change. I believe it is time to end our fear.”

The protesters continued to chant, “No papers, no fear” as they were taken away. The 10 Undocubus riders were later released by the CMPD.

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