New Yorkers March Against Arizona Immigration Bill


On Saturday, the Daily News predicted that around one million people worldwide would gather to protest the Arizona immigration law designed to inconvenience the lives of every brown person in the state. According to many opponents, the bill is reminiscent of a police state and invites racial profiling by making “the failure to carry immigration documents a crime.”

Los Angeles alone expected 100,000 marchers for the May Day demonstrations, while the sixth annual immigration rally in New York City’s Union Square took on a more urgent purpose. “We’re all workers here and we want the immigration reform as soon as possible,” one attendee told NY1. “And we want it this year because we want the best for our families.”

Protesters marched from 14th Street to City Hall Park. After the jump, a few photos from yesterday’s local march, courtesy of Voice editor Araceli Cruz.