I'm no photographer, but I caught a few decent shots at the immigration rally here at the Capitol today. So, I thought I'd share.
State troopers estimated more than 300 attended, which is fairly large as Capitol rallies go. Still, the event today was a fraction the size of the rally in 2006 when thousands took to the streets.
At the rally today there was music, a traditional blessing and incense and even a skit that dramatized immigration raids that the protesters said have torn apart many Latino families.
If you have photos of a rally you attended, share them in the comments section.
One of the things I found kind of entertaining was watching the Capitol visitors who didn't know about the protest and staffers who walked by as they left work. Some just passed by without even pausing, while others took a moment to assess the situation and try to figure out what all these people were making a fuss about.
This is the skit I mentioned above. In a few seconds this actor pretending to be an undocumented immigrant field worker will get tackled by other actors pretending to be immigration agents.
I didn't get this gentleman's name but I thought he had a neat flag. It was almost as big as him.
After speeches, music and performances at the Capitol, the marchers turned and headed south on Congress Avenue. They planned to march past the jail and the governor's mansion (which is empty right now because of renovations) and end up at Austin City Hall.