Arizona Immigration Law: Protesters
POSTED: Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 3:21am
UPDATED: Monday, May 31, 2010 - 4:42pm
Phoenix, AZ - A protest over Arizona's controversial new immigration law attracted some 20,000 people.
Marchers covered several city blocks on Saturday.
They hoisted signs and raised fears that Hispanics, legal or not, will be targeted...
"It's not fair that people have to live in a state and feel afraid of the police, afraid of their local government."
"This law violates our fundamental principles of human dignity and human rights."
Among the marchers, a student living in this country illegally...
"I cannot go back to where I was born. I don't know anything from there. I need to be here. This is my country and I love it so much."
While public opinion polls show broad support to the law, gun-toting counterprotesters found themselves in the minority...
"Being a Nazi is un-American. Don't you know that?"
"Go tell that to the person down there with the Mexican flag."
The march comes after the U.S. Justice Department threatened to sue Arizona over the law.
The state's attorney general insists the law is constitutional and he will fight back.