Over 1/2 a million marched in Los Angeles today, and following the tradition of the 1968 East LA High School 'blowouts' - thousands of LA high school students walked out in protest of the racist anti-immigrant legislation and attacks on immigrant communities.
In San Francisco on Saturday longtime labor and social justice activist Bill Schwalb was also out for the national day of solidarity and to support the SF hunger strikers at the Federal Building. He has been working with the organizers of the "241 mile March for Peace" which began in Tijuana on March 12th and is ending Monday March 27 in Oakland and San Francisco. See our blog entry from a few weeks ago.
The Chicano/Latino peace marchers will converge with the SF Immigrant Rights Hunger Strikers as well.
At 10:30 am the Peace marchers will be at Laney College in Oakland.
At Noon they are expected at the Montgomery BART station probably to join the Immigrant Rights hunger strikers for a demonstration at Senator Diane Feinstein's office at Montgomery and Market.
The peace marchers also plan to gather at Dolores Park in the Mission District after 3:15pm and to close their 241 mile 'long march' at 5pm with a ceremony and celebration.
Congratulations to the Chicano/Latino peace marchers for building stronger unity between the anti-war movement and the growing immigrant rights movement!
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