Crowds Gather in L.A. to Mark Immigration March In Los Angeles, people take to the streets to commemorate the one-year anniversary of a huge march protesting California's attempt to criminalize illegal immigration.
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Crowds Gather in L.A. to Mark Immigration March

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Crowds Gather in L.A. to Mark Immigration March

Crowds Gather in L.A. to Mark Immigration March

Crowds Gather in L.A. to Mark Immigration March

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One year ago Sunday, half a million illegal immigrants took a stand on the streets of downtown Los Angeles. They were protesting a Congressional effort to criminalize illegal immigration.

The demonstration came to be known as the "grand march" and inspired similar marches and rallies across the country. It was called the beginning of a new immigrant-rights movement.

Now, one year later, immigrants and their supporters are back on the streets of Los Angeles — but the numbers are much smaller.