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tish thank you. right now in downtown memphis ... demonstrators are rallying in support of immigrants ... their output ... and impact in a broad range of jobs. brandon: the gathering comes the same day businesses locally and nationally intentionally closed - during 'a day without immigrants'. local 24's brad broders is live at the clayborn temple. brad -what's the scene there now? brad: brandon and katina - participants are wearing red white and blue in solidarity - as they march to support immigrant labor contributions and speak out against deportation and anti-immigration policies. brad broders reporting: nat pop with the door locked...... and gate closed - eric claros made a choice today. he shut down his shop - losing out on thousands of dollars in business for a cause close to his heart. eric claros/j &amp; k tire &amp; auto service owner "every call that i've been answering i've been telling them we are closed today because we support 'a day without immigrants.' across the mid- south and nation today - latino - muslim and other immigrant communities stayed home from work - to showcase their workplace contributions. this law office on mount moriah left this sign explaining employees chose to participate. marcos villa/latino memphis "we are not talking about criminals, we are talking about people who are improving the economy and they are making a difference, they want to work." in the next hour - hundreds of immigrants and immigration supporters are will march to the national civil rights museum - a demonstration similar to this rally earlier this year. organizers said the rally aims to combat negatve rhetoric against undocumented immigrants and refugees. marcos villa/latino memphis "the country as a whole is founded on immigrants, so it's not about legal, it's not about illegal, it's about building together the opportunity." brad: 'a day without immigrants' is being carried out in an estimated 50 cities nationwide today. local organizers said a longer - weeklong immigrant work boycott could be in the works in the months ahead. reporting live in downtown memphis - brad broders - local 24 news. brandon: brad, thank




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