Protesters turn out for Dobbs appearance

Protesters turn out for Dobbs appearance – Full story
By BETH BURGER
bburger@bradenton.com

SARASOTA – It was a new attraction for the Sarasota Reading Festival as a group of mostly New College students protested Lou Dobbs’ stance on illegal immigration.

For the past 10 years the Sarasota Reading Festival has never had protesters to any authors on the list, said Betty Morris, director of the event.

Dobbs, a CNN anchor and author, changed that Saturday when he came to promote his new book, “Independents Day.” Dobbs supports immigration enforcement by controlling borders. He has gone on the record linking illegal immigration to contagious diseases such as leprosy.

Morris said the issue of illegal immigrants hits close to home for a lot of people.

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