World War II Incarceration: Nov. 1943

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More than 5,000 incarcerees protest when War Relocation Authority director Dillon Meyer visits Tule Lake. Demonstrators form a human barricade around the administration building for over 3 hours while Meyer meets with community leaders.

Farm Workers at Tule LakeFarm Workers at Tule LakeTule Lake camp director Raymond Best calls in the army to quell a protest by striking farm workers. The army uses tear gas to disperse the crowd and imposes a 7pm to 6am curfew.

Tule Lake commandant orders all incarcerees to report to a camp-wide meeting. Not a single person attends. Army declares martial law and conducts warrantless searches to locate insurgent leaders.