CBS Pittsburgh on the “Day Without Immigrants”

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.”

Screen Shot 2017-09-19 at 10.00.32 AMOn Broadway Avenue, Thursday February 16, 2017, Pittsburgian protestors joined the national “Day Without Immigrants”

Screen Shot 2017-09-19 at 10.00.41 AM.png“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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