ECHO PARK — Supporters of the DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — program have converged at Echo Park Lake early this evening after marching up Alvarado Street.
The march and rally, which began in MacArthur Park, took place after President Trump repealed the program that shields about 800,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation and allows them to hold work permits. One person estimated that 1,000 people took part in the rally.
Police kept their distance as the demonstrators marched and arrived at the lake, according to residents. The demonstrators are expected to leave the park and head east to Downtown Los Angeles pm. on Sunset Boulevard.
— Francine Orr/LATimes (@francineorr) September 11, 2017
— Leighton Woodhouse (@lwoodhouse) September 11, 2017
— Matthew Walden (@sneakdoorbeta) September 10, 2017
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