The Mega March for immigration reform attracted tens of thousands of people to downtown Dallas today.
LGBT groups met at the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center, one block from the main staging area on Ross Avenue. The march was scheduled for 1 p.m. but didn’t step off until 1:30.
In this short video, a gay contingent led by the LGBT LULAC Council is followed by a mass of people that filled at least 10 city blocks, curb to curb.
Also marching with Rainbow LULAC were members of QueerLiberAction Denton, Equality March Texas, GetEQUAL and Congregation Beth El Binah.
They marched from the Cathedral Guadalupe on Ross Avenue to Dallas City Hall.
Anger over the recently passed Arizona immigration law was credited for bringing out such a large crowd.
Members of the LGBT group pointed out that the Arizona governor’s first act in office was to rescind domestic partner benefits and nondiscrimination protections.
A small group of protesters, organized by a right-wing KLIF talk show host, stood across the street from City Hall, blocked by police from interacting with the Mega Marchers. They held signs that said “We love legal immigrants.”
Pictures and more video from the march on Monday and more coverage in Friday’s Dallas Voice.