Protester Tom Wedell Returns to Southampton

Drivers heading east on Route 27 this week may have noticed that Southampton’s resident protester, Tom Wedell, has been back in action since Monday at the busy intersection in front of 7-Eleven—and he’s none too happy.

It’s been months since anyone has seen Wedell carrying his usual signs protesting the day laborers who work out of an area adjacent to the 7-Eleven parking lot in Southampton each day. The well-recognized protester charges that the Hispanic day laborers are working illegally and damaging any chance for his construction business to thrive on the East End. So each day he returns to the spot waving an American flag and signs with messages, including, “Deport Illegals” and “When They Jumped The Fence They Broke The Law.”

But Wedell had been gone a long time. Back in March, Dan’s Papers published an article asking, “Where are you, Tom Wedell?” and playfully suggested what he may have been doing during this extended time away. The story also mentioned that some believe Wedell is paid for his time beneath those controversial signs.

He continues to deny these allegations. “Nobody pays me to be here,” Wedell said, clearly frustrated on Tuesday morning. “I’ve got to live too,” he said, explaining that a job had kept him from protesting during the months he’d been gone. “I’ve got kids,” Wedell said, admitting that he’s been behind on his rent and trying to make ends meet. “Ten years I’ve lost my income because of these guys,” he said, pointing in the direction of the day laborers near 7-Eleven. “I’ve been black-balled out here.”

Wedell said his protests have made it impossible for him to get work in the Hamptons. “This is liberal land,” he said. “What am I to do? I did construction out here until I was put out of business.”

As for the Dan’s Papers article, Wedell had this to say: “I’ve got a sign made for Danny, I just haven’t been over there yet.”

Tom Wedell at 7-Eleven in Southampton

Tom Wedell at 7-Eleven in Southampton,

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  1. denpell1944 says:

    When They Jumped The Fence They Broke The Law / Depot Illegals

  2. denpell1944 says:

    I really believe that Corrupt Business Corporations are the main force behind open borders and amnesty. Greed and power is their motive and puppet politicians are their stooges. They are both betraying our Country America. Most products have English and Spanish language instructions. They hire illegals, pay them coolie wages and the American people pay their health care, food stamps, cell phones, etc. What they are doing is better then slavery. Big Business doesn’t have to houses, feed or take care of their health problems … we do. Any business small or large, including home owners that hire these illegals ( off the books ) should be arrested.

    ” When They Jumped The Fence They Broke The Law “

  3. denpell1944 says:

    Over 30 million illegal immigrants… Are…

    Adding to violent crime in America.

    Gang membership is vastly growing.

    Mexican drug cartels are spreading into our Cities and communities.

    Identity theft by illegal immigrants is spreading rapidly.

    They are filing fraudulent tax returns, robbing billions from our government.

    They are stealing jobs from America’s work force. I want to add those that hire these criminals should be arrested. threatening the Downfall of our Country.

    Wake up America we have saboteurs in the White House.

    • Jimmy King says:

      Could you really be that Stupid? More people have been deported under this administration than the last 2 combined. Illegals are filing fraudulent tax returns?? REALLY ?? Why would they file ANY return, you moron

  4. denpell1944 says:

    These illegal immigrants should go back and fight for their country as we did in our Revolutionary War. They have their corrupt Mexican government out numbered. Why hide in America and be labeled as cowards ?

    • Jimmy King says:

      WOW YOU fought in the revolutionary war??? What percentage of Americans can actually trace their lineage back to the War? .0000001% ? What percentage of illegals are mexican?? You people are clueless

  5. Legal immigration=Good.
    Illegal immigration=Bad.

    It really is that simple.

  6. Legal Immigration=Good.
    Illegal Immigration=Bad.

    It really is that simple.

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