#DayWithoutLatinos protest and march attracts huge crowd

On Feb. 13, an unseasonably warm and sun-splashed Monday, Voces de la Frontera and other local groups organized a "Day Without Latinos" protest in Milwaukee to demonstrate against Sheriff David Clarke using deputies as immigration agents via the 287g program. The protest, which included a worker's strike and march from 1027 S. 5th St. to the Milwaukee County Courthouse, received little public attention beforehand but spread rapidly via social media and word-of-mouth. It attracted tens of thousands of people, closed businesses and included kids missing school, as well as immigrants, refugees, religious leaders and community supporters participating.

By Jimmy Carlton - Feb. 13, 2017 at 2:33 p.m.