Kalamazoo activists helped to organize protest amid the Thanksgiving parade in New York
Kalamazoo activists made national headlines Thursday at the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
Several of them helped a group of DACA dreamers jump a barrier and sit down in the street in front of the floats near the start of the parade, although none of the Kalamazoo residents were among the group in the street. Those in the street were undocumented youth, and they chanted "undocumented, unafraid" before being escorted away.
Pro Kalamazoo, on its own Facebook page, shared photos of the incident taken by CNN and posted on CNN's Facebook page. The group said it’s protesting the end of the dreamer protections by President Donald Trump. Those protections prevented the deportation of undocumented students who were brought to the U.S. illegally.
No one was arrested I the parade protests. Newschannel 3 spoke to some of the West Michigan organizers who said that have more similar protests planned.
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