Monday, October 4, 2010

May Day of Oh Six (Part 2)




They surprised the police, and maybe themselves, their T-shirts turning block after block of downtown Los Angeles streets white in a demonstration so massive that few causes in recent U.S. history have matched it. Police said more than 500,000 people marched that Saturday in 2006 to protest a proposed federal crackdown on illegal immigration. Wearing white as a sign of peace, and waving flags from the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala and other countries, they came to show that illegal immigrants already are part of the American fabric, and want the chance to be legal, law-abiding citizens.

57 comments:

  1. Wow that's crazy how many people are there protesting!

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  2. More great pics... Keep em coming!

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  3. wow, that protest looks pretty organized. who would've though that illegal immigrants really wanted to be part of our society

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  4. Your pictures deliver a clear message!

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  5. I love this kind of demonstrations, as long as the police doesn't intrude.

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  6. pretty pics man, thanks for your post <3

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  7. Nice stuff, keep up the good work :)

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  8. Wow, what a powerful statement will be checking back for updates.

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  9. I am completely for unregulated immigration into the US with the precept of somehow controlling radicals, extremists, and terrorist from entering. How this compromise is reached is the bigger question.

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  10. great pics! i was actually at the rally, there were soo many people omg

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  11. good cause, i visited america a couple of months ago.

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  12. Good quality pictures. What are you using?

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  13. You've got some good creativity in this blog!

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  14. Good for them, standing up for what they believe in. Wish more people were like that

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  15. nice shots, that flag could be a poster or something

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  16. This is the things you don't hear about america.

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  17. can't wait to see more of that event. seemed impressive.

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  18. sweet man, nice pics and great post!

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  19. I still say that we need to eliminate all illegals with the exception of those trying to do something. If they want to go to school, on THEIR money, go ahead, let them remain. If they want to join the military to be grant citizenship, no problem. If they can speak FLUENT English and hold a conversation on at least an 8th grade reading level, let their applications get high priority.

    These simple things would help the situation.

    I once called up INS during a protest in Chicago saying there are thousands of illegals in one place. "We know", they replied. It would be so easy to grab many in one go.

    Illegals attempting to contribute to the good of society, keep them.

    Illegals mooching money, send them back.

    Oh, and for all those claiming I'm racist, I mean ALL of them. Mexican, German, English, Canadian, you name it.

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  20. i understand what you have to say, i guess we'll just have to agree to disagree lol

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  21. Wow nice pics and a lot of people.

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  22. Great blog, you're a great photographer

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  23. These are some great pictures you got here.

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  24. glad to see someones fighting the good fight

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  25. nice photos!
    also good to see that many ppl demonstrating for a good cause

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  26. Demonstrating for a good cause...I like it.

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  27. nice pictures, post some more !

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  28. I would have loved to have seen that, and the second picture is amazing, well they all are

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  29. i envy u man good pics u look like u are having fun too

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  30. I never realized there were so many people out there that day. Was it really 500,000? How big did it seem to you?

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  31. Nice pictures and I can appreciate that even though I disagree with the protest.

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  32. i really liked the photo of the flag

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  33. Touching, makes me surprised that something of this scale didn't occur in Arizona.

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  34. Nice pictures. Really like the one with the flag

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