The social media campaign hashtag is #ADayWithoutImmigrants, where immigrant workers went on strike to highlight their value to the American economy. D.C. chef Jose Andres closed five of his restaurants for the day, in addition to children not showing up to class.
La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group with a history of promoting amnesty policies, praised the strike as way to “challenge that notion and give voice to the very real ways immigrants contribute to society is very significant.”
Also, protesters rallied and marched in D.C. to convince D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to keep the District of Columbia a “sanctuary city.” Other cities had similar rallies, such as Chicago, Illinois, Charlotte, North Carolina, Des Moines, Iowa, and Austin, Texas.
Several tweets also sported the leftist, anti-Trump hashtag #TheResistance, which calls into question who is backing these rallies and how it was organized on a national scale almost overnight.
— Gary FrostGermanotta (@frostygary) February 16, 2017