At a Tucson, Arizona, city council meeting yesterday, officials voted to put a sanctuary citymeasure on the upcoming November ballot, requiring the city to fully enforce protections for immigrants.
The vote received pushback at the hearing though, and one mans reaction to it is now a symbol of the fight.
Tucson previously declared itself an immigrant-welcoming city in 2012. However, a group of residents is charging the city to fully enforce the sanctuary city designation, which offers protections for undocumented workers.
That is receiving resistance from the local Republican Party.
At Tuesdays meeting, a vocal pro-Trump couple opposed the sanctuary city vote, holding up a pair of signs that read, Respect Our Laws or We Will Deport You! No Sanctuary For Criminals!
A woman in a Make America Great Again cap also yelled at the attendees and police needed to be called in to calm the audience.
However, what caught social medias attention was the man in the green shirt, activist and comedian Alex Kack,who was filmed by KVOA News 4 in Tucson, laughing at the couple.
#GreenShirtGuy was quickly born.
Scene inside a Tucson City Council Meeting. Officials voted to put a "Sanctuary City" measure on the November ballot pic.twitter.com/mEh4PNj0Wo
— Nick VinZant (@NickVinZant) August 7, 2019
Overnight, hes become a beacon of joy for anti-Donald Trump folks.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 7, 2019
So green shirt dude is @Alex_Kack
Following him now.
Thank you, Alex.
I been laughing for hours.