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Thousands rally in Day without Latinos

Posted at 5:36 PM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 15:12:03-05

Thousands of Latinos rally in Madison to protest Republican sponsored bills they call racist. "We need to stand together as one and fight for our rights," protester Alicia Navarette explained. 

They're upset by a pair of Republican bills. One would block cities from keeping police officers from asking a person's immigration status. The other would keep villages and counties from issuing local IDs.

But, Republican representative Joe Sanfelippo who introduced one of the bills says little will change with the new laws. "If you are a law abiding, honest citizen who needs to call police for something, you have absolutly nothing to worry about."

Police estimate 14,000 people attended rally outside the state house.