VIETNAMESE COMMUNITY RISES UP AGAINST DEMOCRAT’S ATTEMPT TO HONOR VIETNAM
Breitbart California ^ | 4/14/2014 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 7:04:49 AM by markomalley
A proposal to make the city of Irvine, CA and the Vietnamese city of Nha Trang “friendship cities” drew an explosive response from the Vietnamese community in and around Irvine, local news agencies report. More than 180,000 Vietnamese live in Irvine and surrounding cities–the largest Vietnamese community outside of Vietnam–and many of the immigrants are war refugees who fled the Communist country.
The Irvine City Council was inundated with protesters waving the yellow-and-flag of South Vietnam after Democrat Councilman Larry Agran proposed the friendly relations, which prompted Agran to withdraw the proposal on Monday. One protester shouted “Down with communists!” into a bullhorn; another cried, “Shame on you, Larry Agran!” according to reporting by Adam Elmahrek of the Voice of Orange County.
The GOP council majority, comprised of Mayor Steven Choi and council members Jeff Lalloway and Christina Shea, decided to trash the proposal, which also included making friendship city pacts with Karachi, Pakistan, and Baoji, China. The ostensible reason given was that the proposal didn’t use the proper bureaucratic channels.
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