Massive Immigration Protest Takes Over Downtown Los Angeles

Demonstrators flooded downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to protest against the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

Thousands of demonstrators, along with a handful of high-profile celebrities, lawmakers, and activists, participated in the Families Belong Together-Freedom for Immigrants March, demanding border agents reunite separated immigrant children from their parents who illegally crossed the Southern border.

Armed with signs that read, “Children are not criminals,” and “compassion has no border,” demonstrators began protesting outside Los Angeles city hall at 11:00 a.m.

Grammy award-winning singer John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen participated at the event and urged demonstrators to do more than protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies on social media.

“You can’t just talk about it or tweet about it. You’ve got to do something,” said Legend.

“I know that opening up Twitter right now feels like it can be a horror show, so much of the news is shocking and maddening and depressing,” the singer added. “I think some of us have a strong temptation to just disengage, but we can’t. We can’t do that. I can’t do that. I have to do something.”

The rally featured multiple speeches from activists from open-borders groups, including Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA).

In her address to rally attendees, CHIRLA’s Melody Klingenfuss introduced herself as “undocumented, unapologetic and unafraid.”

“We will not stop until all the families are judged by the content of their character and not the possession of a legal piece of paper,” Klingenfuss said.

The open-borders activist then led the crowd in a chant against the President —”Trump, where’s your heart!?” they shouted.

Leading California lawmakers, including Sen. Kamala Harris, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and Rep. Maxine Waters fired up the crowd with pro-immigration speeches.

“If you are pro-family, you cannot separate families,” Garcetti told demonstrators. “Mr. Trump, do your job. ICE, do your job.” “We’ve got a message for the White House,” the mayor added, “We care, and so should you.” Harris told attendees that today’s protest against the administration’s immigration policies represents “an inflection moment.”

“This is a moment in time that is requiring us to look in a mirror and ask a question, and that question is, ‘Who are we?’ I believe the answer is `We are better than this,’” the 2020 hopeful said.

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, State Sen. Kevin De Leon, Secretary of State Alex Padilla and members from the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Women’s March LA Foundation also participated in the event.

Organizers for the march says an estimated 55,000 people attended the Los Angeles protest.

The Los Angeles rally was one of 700 demonstrations taking place across the county this weekend.

“Other #FamiliesBelongTogether Southern California rally locations include Pasadena, Irvine, Malibu, Laguna Beach, Carlsbad, National City, Ramona, San Diego, Palm Springs, Moreno Valley, Riverside and Temecula,” reports NBC 4.

This article was originally published by Breitbart.com/California

Comments

  1. Seems like a good place for ICE to visit.

  2. The liberals have nothing else to run on since the “Russian Collusion” has petered out. What we need to do now, is stop them at the border and send them ALL (kids included) back into latin America.

  3. askeptic says

    If you don’t want them separated (according to the laws passed by Congress), then you should convince the parents to NOT cross into the Ustados Unidos ILLEGALLY, you Twits.
    I’m all in favor of keeping those families together…..
    BACK IN THEIR HOME COUNTRIES!

  4. Mexico has declared war on the US. They make money on the drugs their “mules” carry with a cover “rent-a-kid,” the people that stay drain our welfare systems and send up to 50% to Mexico, they commit 147% more crime, per an AZ study, and are 30% of our prison population at $40,000 per year. The prototype illegal immigrant family costs us $60,000 and generate $20,000 worth of goods/services, half of which they send home for a $50,000 net loss per family and we over one million such “families” for a net cost of $50 billion per year! But, 60% of them vote Democrat while they kill up to 30,000 Americans in crimes, drunk driving, etc.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” for more.

  5. Donald J. says

    According to an e-mail I received yesterday this whole fiasco was and is being instigated and run by the previous POTUS under their OFA umbrella. Just more anti American BS from the left wing/deep state CPUSA mandate. Too bad their minions are not smart enough to figure this out, MAGA!

  6. Damocles says

    And here we are again , the liberals are excusing the Mexican Nationals and the other South American countries for their responsibility for their own children. That is if the children were even escorted by their parents and not hired criminal coyotes , another felony child trafficking franchise.
    Yes once again it is mean old whitey . President Trump and the Republican party as well as ANYONE WHO DISAGREES , that is being racist because they do not want to be overrun by a lawless third world population in turn loosing their own identity .
    I can only think that the product of a crime is a crime and those who are really responsible ( THE CHILDREN’S PARENTS ) seem to escaping any and all responsibility for their own actions.
    Why are we , the CITIZENS OF THE USA , entertaining the thought that we have no rights and Illegals have all the rights to do what they want regardless of the law ?
    These riots are organised by and paid for by the new world order and the treasonous Demoncraps that want an end to American freedom and UN law instated, remember the world without borders ?

  7. Bogiewheel says

    This is another reason the United States should stop funding the U.N.
    Their ” Human Rights Panel ” is an absurdity of the first magnitude.
    Where is the responsibility of those governments for the well being of their own populace. What right have they for foisting their unwanted
    inhabitants for others to sustain and comfort.

  8. A recent Harvard Harris poll taken has 70% of Americans from all different ideologies and demographics supporting tough immigration enforcement. Protest all they want as long as it is peaceful and lawful and not for calling for violence like Maxine Waters and the Democrats want.

  9. This is nothing but a Trump Hate festival!
    None of these so called caring people really care.
    We have a President who is following the law. A law most likely written by Democrats, as we all know that the 9th Court is the one requiring the separation of the children.
    Once again I will say, that anyone with a (D) after their name will never get my vote or approval for anything. They have proven to be liars and deceitful. The past President even demonstrated those characteristics. This is ignorance of our laws, history, and government on display. Makes you feel proud that such as these, very much like Maxine Waters, want your vote to control your life.

  10. tomsquawk says

    How many were SEIU members carrying sponsored signs and marched or else. They marched in my town and it looked like more confused onlookers on their way to the beach than protesters who went to the beach anyway. Nice day for a picnic for pay.

  11. There are so many issues to think about, yet we seem to spend all of our very limited time, on this ludicrous matter of the ‘separate” children. I am so tired of hearing about it!

    In USA, there are MILLIONS of parents who are separated from their children, who are in jails all across the country. These are AMERICANS, and they are not allowed to have their children in jail. Yet the main worry now, is for people who are NOT AMERICANS and who fall into the same category, yet are supposed to get some preferential treatment, to be able to commit crime and keep their children while the rest of us, cannot do that once in jail!

    SO please, let’s talk about REAL issues, that affect hundreds of thousands and millions, if not billions of people! And AMERICANS! No other country worries about us, if we are ok or not, do they? Yet we are supposed to pander to the world’s whims?

    I work hard for my money, and now I see my money being used for this? When my own fellow Americans, need so much??

    Lets talk about the environment, about pollution, about sustainable farming, about privacy, about finding cures for cancer and other deadly disease, about the government increasing power, etc…

    So please,(the maybe) 2000 “children” of criminal parents, who are well taken care of by taxpayers dollars (likely better than their own parents take care of them), is NOT an issue in my eyes. There are MANY far more important issues. that affect FAR more people. I would rather put my money and time, to where it matters most.

    I hope that you will do the same.

  12. I’m all for reuniting their families.
    As they get on the bus back to wherever they came here from

  13. CaliExpat says

    All funded by Soros and his “open borders” coalition…

    Unfortunately, conservatives are not naturally inclined to noisy, simplistic chanting in the streets, rabble rousing and blocking traffic.
    We’re too logical, as opposed to the emotion-driven leftists who “community organize” uneducated mobs like these…

  14. Skeptical says

    “In her address to rally attendees, CHIRLA’s Melody Klingenfuss introduced herself as “undocumented, unapologetic and unafraid.””

    Just so long as she is not undeported.

    This country does not need frank law breakers.

  15. Skeptical says

    “This is a moment in time that is requiring us to look in a mirror and ask a question, and that question is, ‘Who are we?’ I believe the answer is `We are better than this,’” — Kamala “the Gorgon” Harris

    “There is a sucker born every minute.” -PT Barnum
    Let’s not be one.

  16. The sheep are all in step with each other. Never mind the facts.

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