Demonstrators hold a sign as they protest at Wrigley Field Thursday, April 29, 2010, in Chicago before the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs baseball game. Immigrant rights activists chanting "Boycott Arizona" gathered outside Wrigley Field in Chicago as the Cubs open a four-game series against the Diamondbacks. Protesters are upset over Arizona's tough new immigration law that makes it a crime to be in the United States illegally and lets police question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant. The law is slated to take effect this summer. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
Chicago-area immigration reform activists opposed to a tough new Arizona law say they'll be back at Wrigley Field the next three days as the Cubs play the Diamondbacks.
About 40 protesters chanting "Boycott Arizona" and "Reform Not Racism" gathered Thursday afternoon.
Most fans heading into the game seemed bewildered by the protest.Arizona Immigration Boycott Zeroes in on Baseball
Cubs fan Tom McGrath says protesting outside a baseball game made the cause seem silly.
Activists nationwide have called for a boycott of Arizona tourism and businesses, including its athletic teams. The law makes it a state crime to be in the United States illegally and lets police question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant. The law is slated to take effect this summer.
In Chicago on Thursday, a lone counterprotester holding two large American flags yelled that protesting Arizona is protesting America. Mike Freeman: All-Star Game should emigrate from Arizona over immigration
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