|Over 500,000 Protest Anti-Immigrant Law in Downtown Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2006 - Over 500,000 people filled the streets of downtown Los Angeles today. City officials are saying it is the largest demonstration they have ever seen. Both the Mayor and the Chief of police attended the demonstration and voiced opposition to the proposed anti-lmmigrant law which is to be debated in the Senate next week. From the Newswire: Between Half-million and One Million People Protest against Anti-Immigrant Law | | (2) Photos: | | VIDEO: 4th St/Broadway Highground
all by Marcus
LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2006-- What happened yesterday? The Los Angeles Times estimates 500,000 people turned out; Univision estimates 2,000,000. You can read about it anywhere--a Gran Marcha against the Sensenbrenner immigration reform bill. The pictures are spectacular. Doves were released, a horn blared, a marching band played.
Those of us who couldn't get close to the speakers' platform joined semi-organized mini-marches of several thousand people, led by the SEIU, LA-ANSWER, and UNO. Waves of people standing in the streets broke into spontaneous chants of "?Aqui estamos y no nos vamos!" And always there was, "?S?, Se Puede!" Outpacing the masses or going the other direction, against the tide, meant squeezing along building walls and non-stop "con permiso." ...
Update Full report with photos: La Gran Marcha: The Sleeping Giant Awakes by Leslie Radford
Reports with photos: 3/25: Los Angeles: Half to 1 Million People Protest against Anti-Immigrant Law! by Lee Siu Hin - Immigrant Solidarity Network | | 1 1/2 MILLION March in LA en La Gran Marcha by Cuahtli | | The Great Los Angeles March Against Racism: An Indigenous Perspective by Manuel A., Mexica Movement | | More than a million march in Los Angeles, other US cities in defense of immigrant rights by REPOST
Photos: 03/25/06 March in Los Angeles || 2 || 3 || 4 all by SCHA-LA | | 1 | | 2 | | 3 | | 4 all by KUALYQUE | | 1 by Bob Morris | | 1 by Brian Minami | | 1 by jlr - builder123 | | 1 || 2 All by jmr
Audio: MP3: Gran Marcha | Sonidos De La Gran Marcha all by A | | 23 MP3 files (You must hear this) : notes from mictlan: soundz by KUALYQUE
Video: 03/25/06 March in Los Angeles video 1 || 2 || 3 all by SCHA-LA