A Chicago immigration activist was among those who took part in a large-scale "Wall Off Trump" protest outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland July 20.
The protest was a response to Republican nominee Donald Trump's promise to erect a wall that would prevent Mexican citizens from crossing the U.S. border.
"It really seemed that the groups organizing opposition protests to Trump were rather small, so we were glad to do something like this," said Tania Unzueta of the organization Mijente. "There were about six or seven people from Chicago, who are queer and/or immigration activists, who took part."
She estimated that a total of somewhere between 200-300 people in took part in the protest, which was organized by Mijente, the Ruckus Society and Iraq Veterans Against the War, among other organizations. Unzueta added protesters had few problems with police or security at the event.
The protestors carried a large sign painted like a brick wall; others wore bedsheets for ponchos to similarly represent the wall.
"We knew that we wanted a wall, but we didn't know at first what it would look like," said Unzueta, who was planning on taking part in a July 25 demonstration at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
"We're doing a march around deportation there," she added. "We are asking Clinton to tell Obama to put a moratorium on the deportations."