Immigrant groups plan May Day events, marches

Immigrant groups plan May Day events,...

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Immigration advocates and others are planning May Day demonstrations across Pennsylvania, including ones in Allentown and Reading.

Organizers including Make the Road Action in PA say hundreds of immigrants will protest Trump Administration immigration policies at Pennsylvania's capitol.

In the Lehigh Valley, more than 20 businesses are slated to close and join the rally in Allentown at North 7th and Hamilton Street.

In Reading, which has a large Hispanic population, a march is planned and more than 100 Hispanic-owned businesses planned to close Monday.

Philadelphia's Center City District is alerting the media, police and businesses that a protest and march are planned beginning at noon at City Hall.

Similar groups are planning two marches in Pittsburgh, including one starting at the City-County Building's steps at 2 p.m.

Temple University students led by Philadelphia Socialist Alternative, Temple Socialists and various activist groups also plan a walkout and will demand the campus be declared a sanctuary for immigrants.



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