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March for Immigrant Rights: Mountain View
by Reynita Roberts
Thursday May 2nd, 2013 9:19 AM
The U.S. Senate is debating a landmark bill that could legalize many of the 11 million immigrants in the US. This brought higher than usual numbers of demonstrators out for the annual May Day occasion to march for immigrant rights in Mountain View, California.

Close to 1,000 marched in Mountain View California on Wednesday to show support for comprehensive immigration reform. Gathering in the city's main plaza, protesters called the current state of U.S. immigration policy inhuman and unjust. Many mentioned deep concern that families are being broken up by Immigration Control Enforcement.

The immigrant rights movement has embraced May Day since 2006, when both San Jose in the South Bay and Mountain View on the San Francisco Peninsula saw huge crowds on the streets.

Photos: Jack Owicki and Reynita Roberts. Top photo by Jack Owicki.
§Some sat by the plaza fountain to hear music and speakers
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§Raging Grannies make an annual appearance
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Granny Maria also spoke on stage
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§Maria Marroquin
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Executive Director of the Mtn View Day Worker Center and also a Raging Granny
photo: Jack Owicki
§photo by Jack Owicki
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§Signs in many languages called for immigration reform
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This sign in Tagalog
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§listening to speakers
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photo by Jack Owicki
§Si se puede!
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§making a new friend
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One of the Raging Grannies brought her dog, who turned out to be very popular