MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thousands of people showed their support for immigrants and refugees in the Twin Cities Saturday.

The group planned the event to support those affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.

The Caravan of Love, as organizers called it, started at City Hall in Minneapolis and went to the University of Minnesota campus.

Walkers stopped on the Washington Avenue pedestrian bridge to write messages of love to immigrants — they called it building a bridge of love.

“At some point I’m walking, I was walking, and I was caught with the emotions. You know, people are showing so much love, you want to go out and hug every one of them and thank them for being out here,” one participant said.

“I think it’s incredibly important for Americans to realize that racism is alive and well. And that it’s not going to go away by putting up a wall and fear is not a way to live,” Sarah Massie said.

The Minneapolis Police Department estimated about 2,000 people came out for the walk.

Comments (12)
  1. such a generalization to always paint people who want illegal immigrants deported as “racists.” it’s a weak attack for a lack of a mind changing argument. so thousands is what? a few? tens? hundreds? i’m betting a few. does this negate the desires of the majority of people? just curious.

  2. Lou Cypher says:

    2000 people is hardly a representation of solidarity with immigrants, out of a city of nearly 500,000.

  3. Jack Foobar says:

    2000 people that need to be polar bear hunted by the people they are defending.

  4. I’m guessing you don’t have a bunch of illegal immigrants in MN. How about we help these people live out their “love” by building several illegal immigrant detention centers in MN? Of course we wouldn’t want to come across as being racist, so we should make sure those detention centers don’t have any walls or guards.