Tens of Thousands Protest Fascist Anti-Immigrant Law at Phoenix March

 By Dylan Smith 

 
Tens of thousands of protesters marched on Arizona's State Capitol in Phoenix Saturday as they demonstrated against the state's controversial immigration law, SB 1070.
 
A pro-1070 rally was held Saturday evening at Tempe Diablo Stadium. An estimated 5 - 7,000 turned out to support the law, which requires police to determine the immigration status of those they suspect of being in the country illegally.
 
Those opposed to the law marched the five miles from Steele Indian School Park to the Capitol, with the crowd taking from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to complete the trek in 95 degree heat. The march reportedly stretched for a half-mile along Third Street in Phoenix.
 
March organizers predicted a crowd of 50,000 would turn out for the anti-1070 demonstration. Estimates of the crowd's size varied Saturday afternoon, with some social media reports claiming that as many as 100,000 showed up.
 
This is excerpted from an article that originally appeared on the Tucson Sentinel.
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