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Downtown Immigration March in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash. - Thousands of people gathered, Tuesday, to march down the streets of Yakima to protest immigration reform.  The marchers say they were just trying to prove a point and they feel they got their message across.

"We came over here to get a job, we didn't come over to be insulted by anyone.  All we hear them saying is that we are immigrants, but we didn't come over here to cause trouble," said Yakima marcher, Rebecca Perez.

"I'm here to let the president know that we need more justice, change a couple of laws.  I believe not a lot of laws are right for immigrant people," stated Prosser marcher, Santo Compuzano.

Marchers went through downtown Yakima from about 4:00 to 6:00pm and afterwards they gathered at Miller Park.  Yakima Police say that other than a few minor incidents, the rally was fairly peaceful.