Skip to comments.CA: More Than 500,000 Rally in L.A. for Immigrants' Rights
Posted on 03/25/2006 4:34:12 PM PST by calcowgirl
Joining what some are calling the nation's largest mobilization of immigrants ever, hundreds of thousands of people boisterously marched in downtown Los Angeles Saturday to protest federal legislation that would crack down on undocumented immigrants, penalize those who help them and build a security wall on the U.S. southern border. Spirited crowds representing labor, religious groups, civil-rights advocates and ordinary immigrants stretched over 26 blocks of downtown Los Angeles from Adams Blvd. along Spring Street and Broadway to City Hall, tooting kazoos, waving American flags and chanting "Si se puede!" (Yes we can!). The crowd, estimated by police at more than 500.000, represented one of the largest protest marches in Los Angeles history, surpassing Vietnam War demonstrations and the 70,000 who rallied downtown against Proposition 187, a 1994 state initiative that denied public benefits to undocumented migrants.
Many of the marchers were immigrants themselves both legal and illegal -- from Mexico and Central America. Some had just crossed the border, while others had been here for decades. There were construction workers and business owners; families with young children and people in wheelchairs. Throughout the afternoon, protesters heard speakers demand a path toward legalization and denounce HR 4437, which would tighten border enforcement and crack down on employers who hire undocumented workers.
The rally was organized by numerous unions, religious organizations and immigrant rights groups and publicized through Spanish-language media, which encouraged participants to wear white to symbolize peace and bring American flags. The mostly peaceful march stretched over 26 blocks, shutting down streets and tying up traffic around downtown for hours. Police estimated the crowd at 500,000... Participants said the massive mobilization shows that immigrants' voices must be heard and that they are contributing to the country's economy.
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Every one is there but ICE.
Encircle the rally. Move the herd back to Mexico.
One thing about being packed in like that in a crowd, ya never know what kind of communicable diseases you are exposing yourself too.
Boy that's alot of American jobs, food stamps, welfare, housing, while their pay goes to mexico.
It's officially an invasion now. They're getting snippy.
I call B.S.. No way there are that many, and even if there were, those people do not even come close to outnumbering us folks who want reform.
If Americans can't see that we are being invaded, they're either blind or don't care anymore.
They weren't rallying for immigrant rights. They were rallying in favor of anarchy.
Immigration and Customs?
(sound of crickets chirping)
Wanna bet there aren't that many?
""I call B.S.. No way there are that many, and even if there were, those people do not even come close to outnumbering us folks who want reform.""
while that's true the intensity matters as well.
those who want illegal immigration want it more than those who are against it want to stop it.
So does the drug trade, prostitution, and organized crime, by those standards.
Never mind Harry Reid.
Can Republicans impeach one of their own?... :)
Of course not. The only real question is if the order to stand aside came directly from Bush or not...
They don't vote. It doesn't matter if 100 million showed up they don't vote. they are not citizens they don't vote. It doesn't matter. And there are a lot more than those that want reform.
dont be so confident they dont vote
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