A Day Without Immigrants Recap

From Boing Boing

LA DayWithoutAnImmigrant account: Handmade dreams.

Photographer and tech developer John Parres attended yesterday's historic marches in Los Angeles. His photos are here, here, and here, and his personal account follows: It was an amazing and at times emotional, gut-wrenching, day.

A few moments from today stick out -- the marchers with a huge American flag were having a blast... they would carry it over their heads, then stop and drop to the ground, then in unison jump into the air and cheer: USA! USA! USA! which of course ignited the surrounding crowd.

The downtown rally closed by playing Neil Diamond's "America." For me the lyrics hit some emotional strings seeing all these people who came here for a better life..

"..Home, to a new and a shiny place
Make our bed, and we'll say our grace
Freedom's light burning warm
Freedom's light burning warm..."

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