CBS Local covers the “Day without Immigrants” protest in Pittsburgh, a part of the nationwide “Day without Immigrants” protests that share a “common theme: life under a threat of deportation is unacceptable.” With Pittsburgh’s strong immigrant background these protests held a special place, showing what it would be like in Pittsburgh if there were no immigrants- even the shops that would be close. “So they marched to put faces to the issue and raise their voices as they walked: “No ban, no wall, sanctuary for all.”
On Broadway Avenue, Thursday February 16, 2017, Pittsburgian protestors joined the national “Day Without Immigrants”
“The day was about more than marches and speeches. It was a day immigrants chose to withhold their economic benefits they provide the city. Immigrant-run restaurants, and groceries were closed, including Edgar’s Best Tacos on Penn Avenue in the Strip District.”
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