Posted: Jul 02, 2011 7:49 AM EDT Updated: Jul 03, 2011 8:06 AM EDT
ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) –
Georgia’s Latino community came out in large numbers Saturday at the state capitol to protest the implementation of Georgia’s new immigration law.
A federal judge last week banned some of the provision’s more stringent measures, but foes say the court ruling didn’t go far enough.
Organizers said several thousand people attended the rally and many were from other states.
Activists are calling for immigration reform, and an end to what they term as a “climate of hate” currently existing in the state.
On Friday they urged Latinos not to work or shop in local businesses to illustrate their economic power.