Friday, May 12, 2006

Have fun waiting in line with the rest of the poor people

Organizers of what is believed to be the largest political demonstration in the city's history do some shameless but probably well-deserved self-patting of their respective backs after successfuly pulling off a huge march and rally for immigrant rights.

Oscar Garcia, whose rousing speech punctuated the event, jubilantly compared the rally to the Holiday Tree lighting ceremony. Maria Marroquin, director of the Day Worker Center, promised the movement would futilely attempt to make change at the ballot box, saying, "Today, we march. Tomorrow, we vote."

Good luck with that.

4 comments:

pogblog said...

I thought the gathering was very impressive. A huge number of more people than have turned out for any of the peace marches.

Nemesis of Evil said...

Pog,
I thought so too, I just wanted an excuse to link to the Conyers report. I don't remember seeing you there, though.
Jon

Paul said...

I can't figure out whether Gary Singh is being facetious.

Nemesis of Evil said...

Jeez, I hope so, although he wouldn't be the first journalist to have made that kind of a comment.