Activists Gather for March in MacArthur Park to Protect DACA, Defend ‘Dreamers’

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Hundreds of activists rallied in MacArthur Park on Sunday to protest efforts by the Trump administration to phase out protections from deportation for roughly 800,000 young immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents.

The loud but mostly peaceful group of demonstrators swarmed the park west of downtown L.A. about 3 p.m., chanting, “No Trump, no KKK, no racist USA,” and “No hate, No fear, immigrants are welcomed here.” Some held up posters that said, “Protect Dreamers, deport racists,” and others waved Mexican flags.

About a dozen pro-Trump demonstrators gathered on the corner across the street from the park at Alvarado and 6th streets. One man with a bullhorn yelled at demonstrators to turn themselves into a local police station for deportation.

“Do the right thing,” he said. “Get out of here.”

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