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Los Angeles DACA Mobilization Protest Draws Thousands

DACA PROTEST PHOTOS-07Hundreds gather at Placita Olvera in downtown Los Angeles to protest President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. All photos by Joanne Kim.

DACA PROTEST PHOTOS-08Protesters rally at Placita Olvera in downtown Los Angeles.

Protestors prepare to march towards City Hall from Placita Olvera in downtown Los Angeles.The crowd prepares to march towards City Hall.

Protestors march from Placita Olvera in downtown Los Angeles towards City Hall.Demonstrators march from Placita Olvera towards City Hall.

A protestor holds up a "Defend DACA" sign to drivers above the 101 Fwy in downtown Los Angeles.A protester holds up a “Defend DACA” sign to drivers above the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles.

Protestors march along Alameda St. in downtown Los Angeles towards City HallProtesters march along Alameda Street towards City Hall.

Passionate protestor marches up Alameda St. in downtown Los Angeles.A passionate protester on Alameda Street.

Hundreds march up Temple St. in downtown Los Angeles towards City Hall to protest President Trump's decision to rescind DACA.The crowd marches up Temple Street towards City Hall in downtown Los Angeles to protest President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA.

Hundreds march up Temple St. in downtown Los Angeles towards City Hall to protest President Trump's decision to rescind DACA.Demonstrators march up Temple Street.

DACA recipients hold signs that proudly state their status as DACA recipients.DACA recipients hold signs that proudly declare their status.

Claudia Treminio, an early childhood education student, protests President Trump's decision to end DACA.Claudia Treminio, an early childhood education student.

A schoolteacher holds up a sign supporting DACA students at the rally at City Hall in Los Angeles, CA.A schoolteacher holds up a sign supporting DACA students.

Christopher López, right, attended the rally in support of his girlfriend, a DACA recipient and student at USC who was attending classes that day.Christopher López, right, attended the rally in support of his girlfriend, a DACA recipient and student at USC who was attending classes that day.

Protestors stand around speakers on the steps of City Hall at the rally to defend DACA in Los Angeles, CA.Protesters gather around speakers on the steps of City Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

Protestors hold signs at the rally at City Hall in Los Angeles, CA.Demonstrators show their support for DACA.

Sisters support each other in their upset at Trump's decision to rescind DACA at the City Hall rally in Los Angeles, CA.Sisters comfort each other.

Many protestors came out in support of Dreamers and DACA at the rally at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles.Supporters of DACA rally in front of City Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

Protestors were impassioned and emotional at the City Hall rally. Many were concerned about themselves or their loved ones losing the right to go to school and work and possibly getting deported.People were impassioned and emotional at the DACA rally. Many were concerned about themselves or their loved ones losing the right to go to school or work, and the possibility of deportation.

Docnary Reyes just finished at Pasadena City College and is attending UC Davis this fall. She plans to fight for herself, her parents, and her community for as long as it takes to defend DACA.Docnary Reyes just finished at Pasadena City College and is attending UC Davis this fall. She plans to fight for herself, her parents, and her community for as long as it takes to defend DACA.

Clergymen from the African-American and Asian-American communities speak at the rally at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles.Clergymen from the African-American and Asian-American communities speak of the steps of City Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

Protestors hold hands and pledge to support and fight for each other at the end of the rally at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles.Protesters hold hands and pledge to protect and fight for each other at the end of the rally.

Celestina Mendoza (left) and Margarita Hurtado (right) protest in support of their friend Areli Chairez (middle) who is a DACA recipient and student at L.A. Valley College.Celestina Mendoza (left) and Margarita Hurtado (right) protest in support of their friend Areli Chairez (middle) who is a DACA recipient and student at L.A. Valley College.

Justino Mora, co-founder of Undocumedia. "We are going to have to take this everyday to the White House in order to get comprehensive immigration reform passed."Justino Mora, co-founder of Undocumedia: “We are going to have to take this everyday to the White House in order to get comprehensive immigration reform passed.”

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