May Day March in Downtown Yakima
Hundreds of marchers are filling the streets of downtown Yakima tonight, speaking out on issues important to the Hispanic community.
The annual May day March kicked off at Miller Park at 5:30 p.m. The march brings attention to immigration and labor rights, as well as the fact that many Hispanics feel that a new program called "Secure Communities" unfairly targets illegal immigrants.
One woman spoke out before the march began, she is standing up for the rights of immigrants.
"I think that they should be able to stay here and work if they're not getting into trouble, have them be here with their families to be you know, working in the fields," says Rosa Rivas.
The march covers several blocks through Downtown Yakima, and is expected to last about an hour.