Immigration protestors begin march toward Denver Capitol |

Immigration protestors begin march toward Denver Capitol

Annette Espinoza and Electa DraperThe Denver PostVail, CO Colorado

Hundreds of Denver students were called on to walk out of high schools and colleges midday Friday to protest Arizona’s tough new law on illegal immigration.About 100 to 150 Lincoln High School students took to the streets a little after noon, led by a police escort urging them to stay safely on the sidewalks.Organizers with Padres & Jovenes Unidos, who said they staged the walkout as a show of support for “brothers and sisters in Arizona,” are demanding immediate action to reform immigration.Organizers, such as Lalo Montoya, used bullhorns to call students out of classes and into the streets. The walk, begun at Lincoln, is to continue north on Federal Boulevard, then east on Alameda Avenue and north on Lincoln to Capitol.Other students are expected to gather around 2 p.m at Viking Park, Sunken Gardens and City Park and then march toward the Capitol.Protesters are expected to reach the Capitol about 2:30 p.m., with speeches set to begin at 3:30 p.m.Lincoln High School junior, Miguel Nunez, 17, a native Coloradan, stayed in class because he had too much schoolwork to join the protest, he said, yet he strongly opposes the Arizona law.”I wanted to go to Arizona to play baseball for college, but now I’m afraid I’ll be profiled and stopped,” Nunez said. “It’s sad because that was my dream. It’s not fair to be called out because of the color of your skin. It’s just wrong.”For more of this Denver Post story:

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