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Sacramento's May Day Rally Part 2 of 2
by Katie
Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 6:21 PM
A photo essay from the Sacramento Immigration Rally - Part 2 of 2
Part One can be found here

The rally organizers explained that it was time for the march around the Capitol Building.
Everyone lined up and I found a nice spot on the side of the route.
At the very front of the march was a beautiful banner and giant American flag.

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The participants were loud and excited, chanting about Justice and Freedom.
Sometimes the chants were translated so I could tell what they were saying.
There were many smiling faces, people proud of their heritage and empowerment.
It was really beautiful.

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Sometimes the signs just said it all.

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At this point, many hours have passed and I have reached the limit of my energy.
I move through the park to catch the bus home and I pass a young man.
He still has the flag draped over his shoulders and he is headed back to his regular life as well.

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It was a wonderful experience and I hope greatly that this amazing, nationwide action has educated people a bit about the reality for immigrants in this country.
We would not be the nation we are without them.
Viva La Raza!