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Businesses close, people rally in Danbury for 'Day without Immigrants'

Nearly 60 businesses in Danbury were closed yesterday as part of a nationwide protest being called "A Day without Immigrants.  Some 500 people rallied at City Hall last night, with police closing down part of Deer Hill Avenue for the event.  Organizers thanked the police department for their help. 

 

The day was intended to demonstrate the importance of immigrants to the U-S economy.  The Latino owned businesses closed their doors in solidarity with immigrants--documented and undocumented. 

 

While there were supporters of the protest and rally, others said legal immigrant should be supported.  Critics also said they didn't think children should skip school. 

 

There doesn't seem to be a single organizer of the nationwide strike, but rather coming from a social media movement.