7,000 show solidarity in immigration rally
Protest among others across the nation in the wake of Arizona crackdown
By MOISES MENDOZA
May 2, 2010, 12:14AM
Brett Coomer ChronicleA protester displays the Spanish word for "illegal" at Burnett Bayland Park in Houston on Saturday.
The marchers danced, chanted and sang as they proceeded down Bellaire Boulevard and onto Chimney Rock in southwest Houston, led by a phalanx of police officers in cars and on horseback on Saturday.
“Sí, se puede” and “Yes, we can,” they shouted while waving American and Mexican flag.
Police estimated Houston's crowd at about 7,000, substantially smaller than rallies elsewhere held in the wake of the passage of Arizona's controversial immigration law. About 20,000 turned out in Dallas, and roughly 100,000 participated in Los Angeles. While smaller, Houston's event didn't lack emotion. link to complete HC article