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Protesters show Trump 'A Day Without Immigrants' as they skip work, school

Protests were prompted by Trump's vows to crack down on illegal immigration and his executive order

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Restaurants and other businesses around the United States (US) shut their doors on Thursday and thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of cities across the country in a walkout aimed at protesting President Donald Trump's policies. Activists called on immigrants to stay home from work, avoid shopping and skip classes in "A Day Without Immigrants", an effort to highlight the vital role they play in American society. About 13 per cent of the US population, more than 40 million people, are foreign-born, according to census data. "I told my English ...

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First Published: Fri, February 17 2017. 08:49 IST