Small protest held before Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Miami


NEWS.>>Laurie: GREAT TO GET YOUR PERSPECTIVE. WE’LL CHECK BACK SHORTLY.>>>AND WHILE ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS WAS SPEAKING THERE AT PORTMIAMI, PROTESTERS WERE RIGHT THERE TO MAUK THEIR VOICES HEARD. LOCAL10’S MICHAEL SEIDEN CONTINUES OUR LIVE TEAM COVERAGE FROM DOWNTOWN MIAMI.>>Michael: AND ORGANIZERS OF THIS PROTEST SAY THEY HAD LESS THAN 24 HOURS, BUT BY ABOUT 2:00 THIS AFTERNOON THERE WERE NEARLY THREE DOZEN PROTESTERS. THEY GATHERED HERE AT THE TORCH OF FRIENDSHIP AND THEN THEY MOVED THERE THE STREETS DOWNTOWN MIAMI. I WANT TO SHOW YOU WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE. YOU GO SEE MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN OF ALL AGES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. THEY CAME OUT THIS AFTERNOON TO STAND UP AGAINST THE TOP LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENT IN THE COUNTRY. WEIGH TALKING ABOUT ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS. AND, OF COURSE, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY MAYOR CARLOS GIMENEZ. NOW, THROUGHOUT THE MARCH, PROTESTERS MADE STOPS AT THE ENTRANCE OF PORTMIAMI AND THE FREEDOM TOWER WHERE SEVERAL SPEAKERS, INCLUDING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT, TOOK TO THE MIC EXPRESSING THEIR CONCERNS OVER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. THEY ALSO SPOKE OUT ABOUT THE COUNTY’S DECISION TO COMPLY WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S POLICY ON SANCTUARY CITIES.>>ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGED.>>I THINK EATS A SHAME THAT HE HAS TO REPRESENT OUR COUNTY BECAUSE THAT’S NOT ANY OF US STAND FOR. THAT’S NOT WHAT ANY OF US BELIEVE IN, ESPECIALLY NOT THE PEOPLE HERE.>>WE’RE IN FRONT PORTMIAMI RIGHT NOW. THERE’S A MONUMENT THERE THAT SAYS THAT THIS IS THE GATEWAY TO THE AMERICAS, AND I FEEL LIKE THAT GATEWAY IS BEING SHUT RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF THESE POLICIES.>>Michael: AS YOU MENTIONED, THIS WAS A VERY PEACEFUL PROTEST. IN FACT, THERE WERE ABOUT A HALF DOZEN MIAMI POLICE OFFICERS WHO FOLLOWED THIS GROUP AS THEY MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS SO NO VIOLENCE OUT HERE. THEY ALSO TOOK TIME OUT TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THOSE VICTIMS IN THAT

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