Although it was estimated that anywhere from 5,000 – 8,000 people would attend the immigration rally in Occidental Square Park last Saturday, police estimated that there were more like 3,000 people that showed up. Over 70 buses brought people in from all across Washington State.
According to the Seattle Times, “the group is trying to counter negative stereotypes about the typical immigrant as ‘a bad Mexican immigrant coming across the border, who’s potentially also a terrorist.’” To read more about the rally, check out the Seattle Times article, or this post on New American Media.
A Pioneer Square resident and blogger also sent me a video that he made from the rally, including a few key moments from Rep McDermott and an interview with one of the attendees. Check it out:
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