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Monday, April 10, 2006

Scenes from a march.

Immigrants march

Here are a handful of scenes from today's march for immigrants' rights in Boston. When I left Copley Square shortly after six and headed back to the Common, a steady stream of people was still heading from the Common to the plaza.

Liberty

The AP reports between 5,000 and 8,000 marchers. A group of students carrying a huge flag was accompanied by this young woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty. Update 4.11.06: A photograph of her and other student marchers appeared on the front page of today's Metro, which identified her as 18-year-old Constanza Jarquel, a student at Mass Art.

I had to leave before Cardinal O'Malley's speech on the platform outside Trinity Church, but I did see the Rev. Bryan Hehir, head of Catholic Charities (which offers a wide range of services to immigrants), watching the marchers arrive in Copley Square.

In the final scene, the leaders of the march turned toward Copley Square in front of the public library. Here are more pictures from Boston.com.

Leading the march

Update: A sampling of coverage of related marches from around the country: Washington, D.C.; Seattle; Salt Lake City on Sunday and Monday; and the Times's national roundup. What did you see in your town?

Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 10 April 2006 at 10:50 PM

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