Day Without Immigrants Protests Trump Policies

In Chicago and across the country today it was "a day without immigrants."

That was the name given to protests denouncing the newly enacted immigration policies and raids in immigrant communities by the Trump administration.

In Chicago, hundreds of protesters held a rally on the Near West Side Thursday morning before heading to the Federal Plaza in the Loop.

Many businesses around the city, including some well-known restaurants, closed for the day in support of the immigrant community.


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