National immigration marches kick off in Georgia

04/10/2006

VIA CNN.com


ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — Thousands of
marchers in white T-shirts filled the streets of an Atlanta
neighborhood, one of dozens of nationwide immigration rights protests
kicking off Monday.

Demonstrators in nearly 70 U.S. cities will be voicing support for an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants.

On
what is dubbed a “national day of action for immigration justice,”
Atlanta’s was one of 30 marches in the South alone as focus on the
immigration issue turned from Congress to the streets.

Other large protests are planned in New York, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

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