Writing for the Guardian, Payday Senior Labor Reporter has a look at how activists are using the massacre to organize for immigrants’ rights:
Riffat Chughtai, a Muslim activist, took the microphone. She spoke of how when hate crimes were directed at Muslims after 9/11, Muslims in Pittsburgh used the opportunity to build support systems for immigrants.
“Immigrants are a huge component now of the success of Pittsburgh,” she said. “Pittsburgh is one of the cities that hosts a lot of immigrants from every corner of the world and we always do.”
“Remember,” she implored: “Pittsburgh Strong.”
Ru Emmons led the crowd in a chant.
“Ignoring antisemitism will not make us safer,” Emmons said.
“Safety in solidarity,” came the reply.
“More cops in shuls will not make us safer.”
“Safety in solidarity.”