The Mobile Mexican Consulate showed up in Corona, California to hand out their Matricula Consular ID cards and other unsavory infiltration measures. The Minutemen went to observe this event and as usual they were flipped off and their freedom of speech and organization was attempted to be restricted by those of a foreign government.
This photo report is just in from Robin Hvidston.
The line for the mobile Mexican government center stretched from inside of the FAMSA furniture store to outside of the furniture store
San Bernardino MOBILE MEXICAN CONSULATE
FAMSA FURNITURE STORE - Corona, CA
March 8, 2008
The line stretched from inside the FAMSA furniture store - line outside, above photo
The mobile Mexican government center was publicized on the San Bernardino Mexican Consulate website and was staged daily from Thursday March 6 to Sunday March 9. http://www.sre.gob.mx/sanbernardino/
On Thursday, March 6 - the day the mobile centers started - Minutemen met with the San Bernardino Mexican Consul Geralt Cabrales and expressed opposition to mobile Mexican government centers.
Minutemen observed at the March 8th Corona mobile Mexican government event. Above photo - the line inside of the store.
Inside the FAMSA furniture store - Mexican government staff transacting business
The mobile station above - the Mexican government used laptop computers.
At this point, we were asked to stop filming and exited the store.
Above - photograph of the consul vehicle
As soon as the consul vehicle was photographed - from a public American sidewalk - the uniformed and apparently armed man working for the Mexican government, above, came toward us. We were photographing on an American sidewalk - so he had no jurisdiction.
A Corona police officer, who we had met with, parked across the street, drove his vehicle nearby and hollered out to the crowd - THEY HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH. That calmed everybody down.
We stood with signs near the driveway entrance to observe the Mexican government and to greet the arriving vehicles - MEXICAN CONSULATE GO HOME our sign read - people would cluster around us - yell and so forth.
We explained we were there to protest the Mexican government.
As we stood on the sidewalk with signs - this man repeatedly flipped us off and hollered.
Eventually, a group of three gang-type men suddenly approached us. MMP National Rally Spokesman Raymond Herrera immediately telephoned the police officer and the three men walked away, upon hearing Herrera's conversation with police.
However, the police officer told us later, that after Herrera's phone call, the three men were spotted, and we were told that an officer was interviewing them.
The adult driving the above vehicle flipped us off as the minor child in the back seat followed her example
The officer who we originally met with us, spoke with us for quite some time - he knew nothing about Mexican Consulates or the Matricula Consular ID, so we spoke to him at length on the topics.
While the officer was onsite, all was peaceful. In fact, the line outside of the FAMSA furniture store disappeared. PLEASE NOTE in the photo above - the store doors are open.
In the above photo the police officer is at far right - the store doors now closed (the man in foreground in the red plaid shirt had been yelling and flipping us off before the police officer arrived)
The officer who had been talking with us, said he would speak with those in charge of the mobile Mexican government center and walked toward the furniture store.
As the police officer approached the furniture store, the man in a uniform, who was working for the Mexican government, shut the doors to the furniture store and the police officer did not enter the store, but, rather waited outside of the closed doors, on the sidewalk.
Soon, a woman came out and spoke with the police officer for about 5 minutes, in front of the closed doors, on the sidewalk.
We left shortly thereafter.
The photos of the mobile Mexican government center will be presented to various government agencies and elected officials in our quest to stop mobile Mexican Consulate centers in our communities.
Thanks Robin for that excellent report!
For those of you not in the know many banks accept the Matricula Consular card for proof of identity in opening bank accounts and easing transfer of funds back to Mexico from illegal aliens in this country. It is also used in numerous other situations where it should not be accepted as proof of identity.
It should also be noted that any legal resident in this country would be able to obtain legal forms of identification and therefore cards like the Matricula Consular are simply used to subvert our laws in this country. All aided by the Mexican government of course.