DACA Action in Grand Rapids Shut Down Rush Hour Traffic, Motorist hits people who were demonstrating with their car

Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

On Friday, about 75 people met at Calder Plaza to rally in support of DACA recipients and to demand that Congress pass a Clean Dream Act. A Clean Dream Act would include NO funding for a border wall, increased border security, interior enforcement, more detention centers and NO mandatory E-Verify.

Several people spoke to those gathered, people who had just come from Washington, DC, where Dreamers and their supporters occupied Congressional offices and some were arrest for civil disobedience.

The DACA action on Friday was organized primarily by local Dreamers, but was also facilitated by the West Michigan Coalition for Immigration Reform.

After people spoke, the DACA Action then moved to the corner of Michigan and Ottawa in Grand Rapids, where about half of the crowd moved out into the street on the crosswalk area to block traffic.

For about 15 minutes the traffic was stopped on Michigan Street, going…

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