CHICAGO – A good sized group of immigrants and political and union leaders made their way from the West Side to Wacker Drive and Wabash Avenue in front of Trump Tower on Sunday.
Their rally for immigrants' and workers' rights lasted about three hours. Police barricaded the sidewalk off across Wacker, so protesters had to demonstrate across the street from Trump Tower.
The march was a call to action for unregistered voters.
"We are the backbone of this country," said 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Rosa. "We are the ones that make this nation work. so we're going to fight and we're going to win."
Organizers estimate in Cook County, more than 300 thousand people are eligible to naturalize and vote in the upcoming presidential election. The demonstrators want those people to turn out, and fend off the chances of Donald Trump becoming president.
"Chicago is not a city that tolerates racism or hatred; you will not have the opportunity to spew the hate all over this country," said Cook County Commissioner Jesus Chuy Garcia.
On the 10th anniversary of the massive Chicago May Day march, hundreds walked two and a half miles, supporting immigration reform, a contract for O'Hare workers, a $15 an hour minimum wage, and a stop to deportation.
Nearly one in seven Illinois residents are immigrants.