March 29, 2010
More than 12,000 March for Full Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles, March 27
Los Angeles- “Queremos Trabajos, La Migras Los Carajos!”
This chant well summed up the feelings of more than 12,000 marched in downtown Los Angeles in the scorching heat of early spring in Los Angeles crying for real immigration reform and full rights for all immigrants last March 27, 2010.
Inspired by the 600,000 turn out in Washington DC last March 21, the more than 12,000 rallyist spearheaded by the Full Rights For All Immigrants Coalition led by Hermanidad Mexicana and the Latino Movement-USA.
The inspired and militant march started from the corner of Olympic and Broadway and was cheered by people from all walks of life who filled the sidewalks of old downtown.
There were hundreds of American and other nationalities flags that flew held by thousands of demonstrators. Predominant among them were big and small American, Mexican, Guatemalan, El Salvadorean, Cuba, Puerto Rican and Filipino flags.
From All Walks of Life
With the chants of Amnestia ,Si, Racismo, No! fills the air, almost all the important groups in the LA community were represented in the march.
The Asians led by the Korean Dancers banging their cymbals,gong and local drums, the Justice for Janitors (SEIU 1877) with their drums, different Mexican regional groups and CHIRLA. Bringing up the rear was the strong and vibrant ANSWER-LA contingent with the Filipino-American AFFIRM and KmB banners.
This mass action is an important follow-up action on a regional scale in the West Coast with Los Angeles as the epicenter of the immigrant rights movement in the United States.
There were also smaller mass actions in San Francisco and Chicago.