On Monday, May 1, immigrant rights activists and union groups will be marching in U.S. cities to protest against President Trump and his administration’s deportation efforts.
The endeavor is being labeled as the May Day protests. Cities such as New York, Chicago, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale, Portland and Los Angeles are expecting tens of thousands of immigrants and activists hosting demonstrations.
Muslim organizations, feminist groups, and other anti-Trump conglomerates are encouraged to join in the united opposition against the administration’s policies on Monday.
May Day protesters are encouraging participants to skip work and school to join the rallies. They are being told not to go shopping.
“On this day, we will not go to work. We will not go to school. We will not buy anything,” Francisca Santiago, a farmworker from Homestead, Florida, said about the protest.
Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, made the following comment to the Los Angeles Times:
“The message we want to send him is that we are united. When he thinks that immigrants are isolated and that others will not stand up for our immigrant communities, he’s wrong.”
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