A man who was escorted out of the National Summit on Immigration in Marshalltown Feb. 26 was back in town Tuesday, protesting and handing out information to those who would listen.
Sources say the man, along with two others who were in town, were part of an operation known as the Minuteman Project.
According to the group’s Web site, the project is a “citizens’ vigilance operation monitoring immigration, business and government.”
Police Chief Lon Walker said the group had a permit to demonstrate from noon until 2 p.m.
The group had already left the area by the time the Times-Republican arrived.
Two people were escorted out of the National Summit on Immigration after refusing to sit down and remain quiet during a morning session of the event held at Marshalltown Community College.
The Minuteman Project claims to be a group operating within the law to support enforcement of the law and notes it will not accept assistance from “separatists, racists or supremacy groups.”
Walker said the group caused no trouble while in town.
The National Summit on Immigration, held in late February, was sponsored by the T-R as an event to spark a national conversation on immigration reform.
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