Watch CBS News

Hundreds Hold Anti-Trump Protest Outside City Hall

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.

(©2017 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

EMERGENCY COMPONENT - LOCAL

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.