From the 'Only In America Dept.' comes the latest Arizona boycott-- Arizona Iced Tea (NY) - Opposing Views

From the 'Only In America Dept.' comes the latest Arizona boycott-- Arizona Iced Tea (NY)

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Opponents of immigration law call for boycott of Arizona Iced Tea - but it is brewed in New York!

BYHELEN KENNEDY
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 4:00 AM

Opponents ofArizona's new anti-immigrant law are calling for a boycott of the state's products - including the popularArizona Iced Tea.

The problem: Arizona Iced Tea is actually brewed inNew York.

Online, misguided tea fans vowed to switch toLiptonorSnapple.

"Dear Arizona: If you don't change your immigration policy, I will have to stop drinking your enjoyable brand of iced tea," TwitteredJody BethinLos Angeles.

"It is the drink of fascists," wroteTravis NicholsinChicago.

The company did not return messages asking if they planned to set the public straight.

Founded inBrooklynin 1992, the firm was based in Queens before moving into a new $35 million headquarters inNassau Countylast year.

The new state law allows cops to demand citizenship papers from anyone they think looks illegal.

Actual Arizona firms facing a boycott:Cold Stone Creamery,U-HaulandBest Western.

Read more:http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/04/28/2010-04-28_ariz_law_leads_to_misfired_ire.html#ixzz0mPlc98pd

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