Tuesday, May 02, 2006

We Are One America

Photos by Potato Knob

The Citizen-Times reports "Just before 4 p.m. Monday, groups of men, women and children from across Western North Carolina stood before the Basilica of St. Lawrence in downtown Asheville.

Heads bowed. Eyes closed. American flags barely moved in the still afternoon sun. And the sound of the Lord’s Prayer rose from the crowd like a soft whisper.

But soon after, the crowd of 3,000 to 3,500 people by organizers’ count cranked those whispers into chants.

For 50 minutes, the group moved through the streets singing “We are one America” and “Si se puede,” which means “Yes, you can” or “Yes, it can be done.”

When the group crowded into Pack Square, speakers echoed national calls for comprehensive immigration reform..."

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