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Chicago Students Join in Day Without Immigrants Protest

by Matt Masterson - Chicago Tonight  |  02/16/2017

On top of some restaurants and businesses, there were also some schools without immigrants in Chicago on Thursday.

Classrooms across West Elsdon, Brighton Park, Little Village and other predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods were left half-empty as students took the day to join in citywide Day Without Immigrants protests.

Hundreds of immigrants and protesters filled Union Park Thursday morning and marched onto Federal Plaza in the Loop as part of a nationwide strike to bring awareness to immigrants' rights. 

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ILLUSTRATION: Day Without Immigrants Protest

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