Minuteman meeting cancelled

By: Narina Crain
By: Narina Crain

Minutemen in Illinois report illegal immigrants to authorities. The group faces a lot of opposition. Usually when they meet they draw counter-protests so police were preparing to provide security measures for a demonstration at the meeting in Rockford this weekend.

It was scheduled for Sunday at Stash O’Neil’s on East State Street.

The director of the Illinois Minuteman project asked the owner if they could meet there after being turned away from Memorial Hall.

County officials said no because it's against Memorial Hall policy to host political events.

On Thursday managers of O’Neil’s also took back their offer. The owner changed his mind after police told his management that officers would need to be there, in case protestors showed up.

23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 2520441 - wifr.com/a?a=2520441
Gray Television, Inc.