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‘Day without immigrants’ protests close restaurants across the US

Diners in cities nationwide were greeted by locked doors at many of their favorite restaurants Thursday, along with signs in the window expressing solidarity with striking workers participating in a #daywithoutimmigrants protest.Immigrants didn’t go to work to show their impact on the economy, and some restaurants showed solidarity by shutting down their kitchens, or even their entire business.Donald Trump considers using national guard to round up immigrants, memo suggests Read moreThe action was part of a growing movement of strikes and boycotts intended to demonstrate displeasure with the Trump administration and its policies – through the economy. According to Maria Fernanda Cabello, an immigration activist and Daca recipient, Thursday’s action was a demonstration that “immigrants are ready to show their power on the streets”, in anticipation of holding even larger events in the coming months.“Through non-cooperation of our labor and by not purchasing we’re just making a really bold statement that this country is sustained by us,” Cabello said.

Source: The Guardian

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