MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - Thousands of marchers fill the streets of downtown Milwaukee. They were protesting the new Arizona law on immigration. That law requires law enforcement officials to question people about their status if there is reason to suspect they are in this country illegally.
Dozens of rallies were held across the country Saturday because May 1st is a traditional day of protest and is International Workers Day. The Milwaukee event was planned long before the Arizona law was passed -- but that passage brought many more people to Wisconsin's largest city. The crowd filled 5 city blocks with an estimated 5,000 people taking part.