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Vol. 76/No. 19      May 14, 2012

Wis. immigrant rights
march ushers in May Day

Militant/Betsy Farley (top), Laura Anderson (bottom)

MILWAUKEE, Wis.—Seven thousand supporters of immigrant rights held a May Day demonstration here April 29. “Sí se puede (Yes we can)” and “Immigrants are not criminals” were among the lead chants as participants marched through downtown.

Organizers said the focus was on the U.S. Supreme Court’s review of challenges to Arizona’s anti-immigrant SB 1070 law.

“We are fighting for immigrant rights, the right to unionize, fighting the attack on our civil rights, “ said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera.

Inset are two construction workers at the march.

Next issue will include coverage on actions during May Day.


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