ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Demonstrators arrived at Kit Carson Park in southwest Albuquerque on Thursday, July 30 in protest of the 35 federal agents coming to the city as part of “Operation Legend”. According to a Facebook event page, the gathering was held by the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice as well as several other of the organization’s partners.

“We don’t believe that Operation Legend is coming in with the true intention of addressing problems, root problems, and causes of poverty and oppression and behavioral mental health issues, we’re in need of funding not of more policing and surveillance,” said protester Samia Assed.

Those who attended were also asked to bring food and other items to donate that will be distributed by the Center for Peace and Justice and Mutual Aid. A food collection van was also expected to be at the event.

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