Marchers Push for Immigrant Reform in Yakima
The National push for immigration reform takes center stage in Yakima this week.
The annual May Day March is set for Wednesday as the US Senate considers an immigration reform bill. The Yakima march starts at 6:00 p.m. at Miller Park. Marchers will go East on E Street to North Fourth Street. They will turn South to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and march to North Sixth Street. The marchers will then go South to Yakima avenue and eventually make their way back to Miller Park where a special program is planned.
A "silent" counter protest by Grassroots Yakima Valley is also planned for the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and North First Street. The May Day March is being held the same day similar marches are being held in Wenatchee, Walla Walla, Spokane, Mt. Vernon and Vancouver. Last year several hundred people took part in the march.