3/25 – NYTimes/AP – Georgia – Rally for Immigrants’ Rights – NYTimes.com

Georgia – Rally for Immigrants’ Rights – NYTimes.com.

National Briefing | SOUTH

Thousands of people gathered at the Capitol in Atlanta on Thursday to protest legislation aimed at illegal immigrants. The folk rock duo the Indigo Girls performed their song “Shame on You” with lyrics adapted for the rally. Representative John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat who was a leader in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, urged the crowd to fight. “I was beaten, left bloody, but I didn’t give up, and you must not give up,” he said. Sponsors of the legislation say the bills are necessary to fight illegal immigration because the federal government has not solved the problem.

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