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Protesters march on the White House to stop deportations

By Jared Hamil

Marching against deportations in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. – More than 1000 protesters marched through the streets here, Aug. 2, demanding a stop to deportations of immigrants. Protesters called on President Obama to stop deportations, which have exceeded 2 million under his administration.

Protesters from around the country gathered at the National Mall in the morning and marched towards the White House, demanding President Obama to make an executive order to stop deportations. In the past Obama issued temporary relief for Dreamers – called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The protesters demanded that he extend this to all undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

Demonstrators chanted, “Not One More” and “El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera Vencido” – The people united can never be defeated.

As the protesters closed in on the White House, they met thousands of other protesters who were in support of Palestine and against the attacks on Gaza. At one point both crowds were chanting, “Not One More, Free Free Palestine!”

The protesters rallied across from the White House front lawn where speaker from many groups called on Obama to act now.

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