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Several Thousand Expected To March For Immigrant Rights Sunday In Downtown L.A.

Anti-Trump demonstrators march east towards downtown L.A. from MacArthur Park during a protest last month. (Julia Wick/LAist)
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At least two thousand Angelenos are expected to take to the streets on Sunday afternoon to show unity and defiance against the incoming Trump administration. The "California Fearless, United" rally and march, which is set to begin at noon at Pershing Square, is being organized by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) in coalition with more than 35 immigrant, faith, labor, LGBT, and women's rights groups.

"We wanted to let folks know that we are unifying and growing stronger in our various movements to prepare for and push back against some really bad legislation that might be coming at the federal level," Apolonio Morales, CHIRLA's political director, told LAist.

Speakers from immigrant rights and labor groups will talk at Pershing Square before the march begins, and then voices from a number of groups will be highlighted along the way, as the march makes three stops on their way to City Hall.

"We want to make it clear that we support one another, and that if one community is targeted we all stand up," Morales said. Members of the African American and Asian American communities, the LGBT community, Muslim and other faith communities will speak when the march stops at 5th Street, 4th Street, and 3rd Street, respectively.

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"Our march is one of peace and hope and fueled by indignation against a future Trump administration that won attacking our families and our communities," organizers said in a press release.

The march will likely arrive at City Hall by 2 p.m., where State Senator Kevin de León will speak. Event details can be found here.

The "California Fearless, United" rally and march will begin at noon on Sunday at Pershing Square. Pershing Square is located at 532 S Olive Street in downtown Los Angeles.