Wednesday, April 12, 2006

in the line of fire

Originally uploaded by Needleworks, Inc..
I used to live in Paris. I was there for about a year and I was young and romantic and broke most of the time.

In the time that I was there I witnessed countless marches or manifs. It's almost like a national passtime. Everyone (students, nurses, museum workers) would go and march in the street for almost any cause (better benefits, higher salaries, opposition to adding the words "hot dog" into the academie francaise).

One doesn't witness a rally everyday in the U.S., though. Not unless it's something really big - like the RNC in NYC.

One would then imagine that I was pretty shocked to see this sight on Monday when I schlepped all the way downtown to P & S Fabrics to buy a little something for this surprise.

They were rallying for immigration rights. To find out more, go here.


illanna said...

There have been a lot of rallies here in Phoenix too. Immigration is such a huge deal here especially since we are right on the border. Before I moved here, it seemed like there were rallies every weekend in Union Square. I guess that's calmed down over time.

Rebecca said...

Apparently, the rally was planned nation wide for the 10th of April.

PassionKNITly said...

I didn't know you lived in Paris!!!