Immigrant rights activists chanting “Boycott Arizona” have gathered outside Wrigley Field in Chicago as the Cubs open a four-game series against the Diamondbacks.
Protesters are upset over Arizona’s tough new immigration law that makes it a crime to be in the United States illegally and lets police question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant. The law is slated to take effect this summer.
Activist George Lieu (LOO) says they’ve sent a letter to Cubs management asking them to stop holding spring training in Arizona.
Activists nationwide have called for a boycott of Arizona tourism and of state businesses, including its athletic teams.
Organizers say Thursday’s protest is a way for ordinary people to show their displeasure over the law.