You turn to us for voices you won't hear anywhere else.

Sign up for Democracy Now!'s Daily Digest to get our latest headlines and stories delivered to your inbox every day.

Milwaukee: 20,000 March for “Day Without Latinos, Immigrants and Refugees”

HeadlineFeb 14, 2017

Resistance to the Muslim travel ban, as well as Trump’s crackdown against immigration and immigrants currently living in the United States, continues nationwide. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, tens of thousands of people marched Monday for a “Day Without Latinos, Immigrants and Refugees.” The massive march was called to oppose Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s plan to cooperate with Trump’s deportation plans and allow his deputies to be used as immigration agents. Sheriff Clarke sparked controversy with his speech at the Republican National Convention when he celebrated the acquittal of a police officer charged in the case of Freddie Gray, who died from injuries sustained in police custody in Baltimore. Monday’s march in Milwaukee is the latest in a series of mass demonstrations since Trump’s inauguration, which also include a massive march in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday. An estimated 20,000 people flooded into the streets for the North Carolina NAACP’s annual “Moral March on Raleigh” to demonstrate against President Trump and North Carolina’s anti-LGBT legislation HB 2, also known as the bathroom bill, which denies transgender people the use of the bathroom, changing room or locker room that matches their gender identity.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation