United Methodist Women host rally in St. Louis against Arizona immigration law
Date: 5/1/2010 Album ID: 991990
Photos by Christian Gooden
A crowd estimated at 2000 people gathered at Kiener Plaza Saturday to hold a protest against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. The gathering was sponsored by the United Methodist Women and drew members from around the nation. Many opposed to the law say it amounts to racial profiling.
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -Liz Lebron, left, and Ilda Vazquez show their support at a protest at Kiener Plaza Saturday against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. Many opposed to the law say that amounts to racial profiling. The rally was sponsored by United Methodist Women.Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
A crowd estimated at 2000 people gathered at Kiener Plaza Saturday to  hold a protest/vigil against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. The gathering was sponsored by the United Methodist Women and drew members from around the nation. Many opposed to the law say that amounts to racial profiling.
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
Jeanne Costales, left, voices her support at Kiener Plaza during a protest against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally.  Many opposed to the law say the law amounts to racial profiling. The rally was sponsored by United Methodist Women.
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
A sign held by Liz Labron shows what she thinks at a rally at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis protesting the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. Many opposed to the law say the law amounts to racial profiling. The rally was sponsored by United Methodist Women.
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
Francisco Linan, a Kirkwood resident and Mexican-born U.S. military veteran of the Vietnam Confilct protests Saturday at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis during a rally against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. Many opposed to the law say the law amounts to racial profiling. The rally was sponsored by United Methodist Women.
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
Sarah Martindell, with United Methodist Women, holds a sign that reads No to the criminalization of immigrants at a protest against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis. The law requires police check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. Many opposed to the law say the law amounts to racial profling. The rally was sponsored by United Methodist Women.
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
Ellen Weber, right, of the Missouri Immigration & Refugee Advocates, solicits June Skuza, left, of Bismack N.D. and Karen Bayles, center, of California to sign postcards at Kiener Plaza during an immigration refrom rally Saturday. The postcards will be mailed to Homeland Security Department Head Janet Napolitano that voices opposition to a recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. Many opposed to the law say the law amounts to racial profiling. The rally was sponsored by United Methodist Women.
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
A crowd estimated at 2000 people gathered at Kiener Plaza Saturday to  hold a protest/vigil against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. The gathering was sponsored by the United Methodist Women and drew members from around the nation. Many opposed to the law say that amounts to racial profiling.
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
Amanda Mountain, left, and Rachel Harvey, both deaonesses with the United Methodist Church, hold a banner with the symbol of United Methodist Women during a protest against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. The rally was sponsored by United Methodist Women. Many opposed to the law say the law amounts to racial profiling. 
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
Bishop Minerva Carca–o, of the Arizona United Methodist Church, speaks Saturday at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis during a protest against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. Many opposed to the law say the law amounts to racial profiling. The rally was sponsored by United Methodist Women.
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
A crowd estimated at 2000 people gathered at Kiener Plaza Saturday to  hold a protest/vigil against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. The gathering was sponsored by the United Methodist Women and drew members from around the nation. Many opposed to the law say that amounts to racial profiling.
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
A crowd estimated at 2000 people gathered at Kiener Plaza Saturday to  hold a protest/vigil against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. The gathering was sponsored by the United Methodist Women and drew members from around the nation. Many opposed to the law say that amounts to racial profiling.
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
A crowd estimated at 2000 people gathered at Kiener Plaza Saturday to  hold a protest/vigil against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. The gathering was sponsored by the United Methodist Women and drew members from around the nation. Many opposed to the law say that amounts to racial profiling.
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
A crowd estimated at 2000 people gathered at Kiener Plaza Saturday to  hold a protest/vigil against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. The gathering was sponsored by the United Methodist Women and drew members from around the nation. Many opposed to the law say that amounts to racial profiling.
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
A crowd estimated at 2000 people gathered at Kiener Plaza Saturday to  hold a protest/vigil against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. The gathering was sponsored by the United Methodist Women and drew members from around the nation. Many opposed to the law say that amounts to racial profiling.
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
A crowd estimated at 2000 people gathered at Kiener Plaza Saturday to  hold a protest/vigil against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. The gathering was sponsored by the United Methodist Women and drew members from around the nation. Many opposed to the law say that amounts to racial profiling.
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
A crowd estimated at 2000 people gathered at Kiener Plaza Saturday to  hold a protest/vigil against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. The gathering was sponsored by the United Methodist Women and drew members from around the nation. Many opposed to the law say that amounts to racial profiling.
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
Homeade puppet characters get set to enact an immigration scenario Saturday at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis during a protest against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. Many opposed to the law say the law amounts to racial profiling. The rally was sponsored by United Methodist Women.
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
Homeade puppet characters parade Saturday around Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis during a protest against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. Many opposed to the law say the law amounts to racial profiling. The rally was sponsored by United Methodist Women.
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
Saturday May 1, 2010 - St. Louis -
Bishop Minerva Carca–o, of the Arizona United Methodist Church, speaks Saturday at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis during a protest against the recently-passed Arizona immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of any person they reasonably suspect are in the United States illegally. Many opposed to the law say the law amounts to racial profiling. The rally was sponsored by United Methodist Women.
Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com