PHOTOS: ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ protests taking place in Lakewood; Local businesses affected [UPDATED]
The ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ protest asked workers not to show up to work and school today.
Many local businesses and schools are reporting being affected by their employees not showing up, and at the Lakewood High School, many immigrants reportedly did not show up to school.
One resident tells TLS his wife works at one of the public schools, and will now need to work an extra day at no pay due to the protests.
He explained, when there is less than 80% of students in attendance, the day needs to be made up another day. Today, he said, approximately 50% of students failed to how up to school.
Several dozen men, women and children – some holding signs – took to Red Square in Downtown Lakewood to protest.
The goal is to prove to the Government that immigrants are needed to keep the Country afloat.
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