LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — About 2,500 demonstrators gathered across the park from City Hall Saturday to protest President Trump's immigration policies, and about 25 Trump supporters were nearby to voice their concerns as well.
``I will not have my students afraid to come to school," said a woman who gave her name as Yolanda and said she has been a teacher for more than 25 years. ``I am child of immigrants. We are all immigrants."
``As an educator, I have to teach my students on what the hell is going on," she said while standing on a podium in front of City Hall among a multi- ethnic sea of people and signs that read ``Braceros fed this County" and ``Immigrant not by choice, but necessity. I have a dream."
And on the outskirts at Spring and First streets, a man who gave his name as Arthur, dressed in a red hat that read ``Make America Great" with about 25 others in support of Trump, said: ``I am fed up with these wild parades. He's (Trump) putting America first."
Organizers of the anti-Trump rally included several labor and immigrant rights groups. A larger crowd was expected before Friday's heavy rains carried over to Saturday morning, but clouds parted at midday and allowed for more accommodating weather.
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