Immigration rallies in Houston – what’s your story??


10,000 – 50,000 people strong, immigrant activists braved angry bosses for the National Day of Action For Immigrant Justice in Houston.

Thinking of Dallas’ 300,000+ protesters on Sunday, I imagine that the fact that the rallies were held on a Monday contributed to a smaller number of attendees in our area. Read more info on the Chronicle’s Immigration Blog.

Do you have a story or photos to share about Houston’s protests? Were you expecting to see more participants? Any disappointments or surprises?

Be sure to check out what other Metblog cities have been covering on the immigration issue in their respective corners of the world:

Also – don’t forget to check out the Metblogs Flickr photos for more April 10 rally pics. (The image at the top of this post was taken by dcmetroblogger)

4 Comments so far

  1. Oscar (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 1:13 am

    THe fact that it ended on Main Street was very disappointing. Many got offended and interpreted the bayou as the Rio Grande and the UHD bridge as the “puente”. Something people did not notice was a group of about 100-200 people kept on with the protest blocking streets and ignoring traffic and ended up at city hall where police had to be called because there was no security. There people were screaming for someone to come out and one of the Mayor’s employess came out to to talk to the group of people.

    I did not like the fact that the protest was taken through back streets and down Commerce by the jail house.

    Overall, the protest was cheap in my eyes.

  2. jc (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 2:44 am

    Remember the Million Man March? Original estimates of attendance were hideously inflated, ranging from 1.5 million to 3 million. My (trained) eyeball estimate put it at on the order of 85 thousand – later justified by police and other crowd control estimates. An estimate of “10,000 – 50,000 people strong” is a fish story.

  3. Mike (unregistered) on May 1st, 2006 @ 7:25 am

    I plan my own protest today on May 1st, to buy everything and anything I need, to counter the illegal aliens protest…

  4. Mike (unregistered) on May 1st, 2006 @ 7:39 am

    On this national “boycott” day by the illegal immigrants the best thing to do is buy all any items today that you would ordinarily buy during the week.

    Gas, Mexican food, car work, laundry, having your yard cut (my yard work, when I hire it out, is done by legal workers. I do not go to a day job site and hire), etc. Anything.

    Let’s support those businesses that support LEGAL IMMIGRATION>

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