March for Immigration Reform Held Today in Downtown
Slated to begin at noon, but seeing activity earlier, a march to draw attention to the ongoing issue of immigration reform moved through the streets of Los Angeles today. The extent to which reform can and will be accomplished on a federal level has re-emerged as a debate this week, following a march that drew about 200,000 on Monday in Washington, D.C.--the largest march of its kind since those held in 2006, notes DCist. Today's participation level in Los Angeles may represent how far the movement for reform will get, according to New America Media:
A big crowd—25,000 or more—will indicate that the grassroots of the Latino community have returned to action and will drive the political class to make a genuine push for immigration reform regardless of electoral implications. A small crowd—5,000 or less—will mean that matters remain in the hands of the political class and will likely languish for the foreseeable future.
Anything in between will be anybody’s guess.