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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Article: Protest March Targets Groups Fighting Illegal Immigration

It looks like the people of San Diego are not taking the actions of anti-immigration groups sitting down. Take a look at what activists in San Ysidro did on Saturday afternoon...

Protest march targets groups fighting illegal immigration
By Terry Rodgers

July 3, 2005

SAN YSIDRO – More than 250 activists who favor a more open border between the United States and Mexico held a march yesterday to protest the activities of groups opposed to illegal immigration.

The marchers banged drums, chanted and burned sage as they walked a 2.1-mile route from San Ysidro Community Park to the San Ysidro Athletic Area, crossing Interstate 5 at the Camino de la Plaza overpass, which overlooks the San Ysidro border crossing.

The march, which was organized by Gente Unida, was peaceful and without conflict except for a few youths who briefly taunted the marchers, police said. Gente Unida is a coalition of pro-immigrant groups from Southern California, Arizona and Mexico.


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