Hundreds Hold Anti-Trump Protest Outside City Hall

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — About 2,500 demonstrators gathered across the park from City Hall Saturday to protest President Trump’s immigration policies, and about 25 Trump supporters were nearby to voice their concerns as well.

“I will not have my students afraid to come to school,” said a woman who gave her name as Yolanda and said she has been a teacher for more than 25 years. “I am child of immigrants. We are all immigrants.”

“As an educator, I have to teach my students on what the hell is going on,” she said while standing on a podium in front of City Hall among a multi- ethnic sea of people and signs that read “Braceros fed this County” and “Immigrant not by choice, but necessity. I have a dream.”

And on the outskirts at Spring and First streets, a man who gave his name as Arthur, dressed in a red hat that read “Make America Great” with about 25 others in support of Trump, said: “I am fed up with these wild parades. He’s (Trump) putting America first.”

Organizers of the anti-Trump rally included several labor and immigrant rights groups. A larger crowd was expected before Friday’s heavy rains carried over to Saturday morning, but clouds parted at midday and allowed for more accommodating weather.

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  1. Alan House says:

    Wow, pro-Trump demo got a whole 3 seconds….yeah, that’s balanced. “RESIST” is Soros money….that wasn’t reported either. Guess you people don’t really care much about your license. Licensing is not a right…just so you know.

  2. Unfortunately our “Day Without Immigrants” apparently didn’t mean a “Day Without Immigrant Crime” did it?

    As we sit here in our Paramedic unit tonight listening to the police scanner, the CHP is out on 2 simultaneous high-speed pursuits – chasing “Hispanic males.”

    Innocent 911 victims all over our cities are begging for police to come save them from garbage behavior. Again, “Hispanic males” are running roughshod because that’s there idea of Saturday night entertainment.

    Paramedics all over L.A., Orange County, Victorville and the Inland Empire are running non-stop to domestic violence, stabbings, gunshot victims and pedestrians being run-down by urban gorillas who respect no laws whatsoever.

    But by God they demand their “rights.”

    If you happen to be a law-abiding citizen with a heart attack, difficulty breathing or a family member in serious need of attention – good luck getting either an ambulance or an ER bed as quick as you need one: the ERs & rescue teams are all busy taking care of idiots who roll their cars and bleeding gang members.

    “A Day Without Immigrants” is a farce – because nobody is banning the well-behaved who have a right to be here.

    “A Day Without Immigrant Crime” would be too refreshing for words.

    Trust me: Nobody in the world of EMS is holding their breathe for that wonderful day.

    Until the protesters have spent a 24-hour ride-along shift with an EMS team, they have absolutely no idea how much damage to this society their buddies are causing.

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