Thousands attend Mega March in Downtown Dallas calling for Immigration Reform

An estimated 10,000 people marched through the streets of Downtown Dallas on Sunday, all calling for the same message of unity and immigration reform.

On a warm Sunday afternoon protesters assembled in front of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in what was expected to be Mega March Part Two. The named sequel was in reference to the largest civil rights rally in Texas history that took place in 2006. That day, eleven years ago half a million people protested in Downtown Dallas calling for changes that people are still pleading for today.

Sunday expected at least 100,000 people in attendance but that number never came to be. Nevertheless, Dallas Police escorted the crowd all the way to Dallas City Hall where speakers took turns addressing families, children, and people of all colors and creeds.

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King III, son of civil rights hero Martin Luther King II, also took part in the march. President Trump supporters greeted the protesters as the crowd made their way to the front of Dallas City Hall.

There was no violence and the march was a beautiful example of democracy working at its finest.

-Benjamin Diez