Monday, May 1, 2006

A Day without Immigrants

May Day March at corner of Wilshire and La Brea
Photos by DYY

More than one million immigrants and supporters skipped work today and marched from MacArther Park to Mid-Wilshire in support of immigrant rights, as part of a nationwide boycott that succeeded in slowing or shutting down businesses all across America.

From my own personal experience, it was amazing to see most of the businesses on Wilshire closed. It feels so rewarding to show the nation that immigrants truly contribute to the economic viability of our country.

I cannot even tell you the excitement I felt when I walked toward the enormous group, who were mostly wearing white in solidarity.
It was incredible and powerful.

Besides little man's poster pictured here, my favorite slogans of the afternoon were, "Legalize LA", and "March Today, Vote Tomorrow".

Here we are representin'. We're so fuckin cute, huh?
We received many compliments on our dual sided US/China flags (handmade by Blu-Tooth) and matching United Farmworkers
"Si Se Puede" shirts!


Anonymous said...

It feels great to be apart of this movement of people who came out and stood visible for the world to see that these immigration issues are important to all of us. I was amazed at the diversity of people, supporters, and families who all came out to share in this historical moment! Power to the People!

Carlos said...

You were suppose to wear white, but it's ok, you looked hot in red. I was there, I'm "surprised" I didn't see you. I was the Hispanic with the white shirt and Guatemalan Flag. Did you see me?

DYY said...

Was that you? I did see one small Guatemalan flag...