FREE THE PEOPLE MARCH

In the aftermath of Trump's first attempt at banning immigrants from specific Muslim majority countries, thousands of people gathered in downtown Los Angeles and marched for an end to bans, walls, and deportations. They declared that immigrants make America great.

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Artist Ary Katz performs a smudge for the protest

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People left messages on a portable wall symbolizing a border barrier

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Joseph Moreno (12) spoke before the crowd about his immigrant father's critical contributions to the United States

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A member of the crowd cheers 12-year-old Jonny Moreno as he speaks at the importance about the importance of immigrant contributions to the United States

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Inequality is the problem

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Artivists built a wall for people to sign "From Palestine to Mexico, All the Walls Have Got to Go"

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Aztec dancer adjusts her sandal

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Immigrants fed the immigration rally

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Danzante burns sage

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Danzante rests after joining the Mexica group

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Protestor with face covered

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Jordan, Black Lives Matter activist, stands for immigrant rights

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Trump's Muslim, along with ICE raids and the border wall, were among the chief issues addressed by protestors

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Sign carried by danzante "Alto a las deportacions" ("Stop the deportations")

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A woman in hijab signs the wall. Its main message: From Palestine to Mexico, all the walls have got to go.

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Marchers ascend Spring Street before ending at Grand Park

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The Land of Hope and Dreams

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"Yo no creo en fronteras" ("I don't believe in borders")

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A Latino signs the border wall, which read: "From Palestine to Mexico, all the walls have got to go"

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The #STNDDLVR artists

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Corgis for social justice

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Who is the immigrant here?

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Chanting protestor

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Many signs pointed out the potential dangers of state-sanctioned xenophobia

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"Esta es tu tierra" ("This land is your land")

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Immigrant & Proud

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"I march por mis padres because they crossed y lucharon por mi" ("I march for my parents because they crossed and fought for me."

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Marchers descend on Grand Park

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Glasell Park, Los Angeles, CA

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Marchers ascend Spring Street before ending at Grand Park