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A Day Without Immigrants rally in Patterson Park is a family affair

A Day Without Immigrants rally in Patterson Park is a family affair

As hundreds of marchers circled Patterson Park this afternoon, almost everyone's hands were in the air. If you weren't waving a flag from Latin America or holding an anti-Trump or pro-immigration sign, you were holding your phone high, broadcasting the "A Day Without Immigrants" march to the world.

The march, which took place in Highlandtown, a hub of Latin American immigrants, had a clear political purpose: to protest Donald Trump's immigration policies by encouraging Latinos and supporters of all races to skip work, school, and avoid shopping to demonstrate the power of immigrant labor. But, led by a group of mothers hell-bent on keeping their loved ones together,...

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