Sunday, March 26, 2006

Big protest over immigration

Story: "More than 500,000 protesters - demanding that Congress abandon attempts to make illegal immigration a felony and to build more walls along the border - surprised police who estimated the crowd size using aerial photographs and other techniques, police Cmdr. Louis Gray Jr. said.

Wearing white T-shirts to symbolize peace, the demonstrators chanted 'Mexico!' 'USA!' and 'Si se puede,' an old Mexican-American civil rights shout that means 'Yes, we can.'

In Denver, more than 50,000 people protested downtown Saturday, according to police who had expected only a few thousand. Phoenix was similarly surprised Friday when an estimated 20,000 people gathered for one of the biggest demonstrations in city history, and more than 10,000 marched in Milwaukee on Thursday.
'We construct your schools. We cook your food,' rapper Jorge Ruiz said after performing at a Dallas rally that drew 1,500. 'We are the motor of this nation, but people don't see us. Blacks and whites, they had their revolution. They had their Martin Luther King. Now it is time for us.'"

Finally, after hours of searching, the AP has found a large protest. And wonder of wonders, it ain't about Iraq!
I think what has happened here is that we've got a LOT of illegal immigrants, and they truly beleive themselves to be part of america. As such, they protest as part of the process. Pretty big too, theres a lot of them. And the latino celebs are joining in, to garner a modicum of street cred.

This law will pass, and I believe Bush will sign it. Its the right thing to do.

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