While Hispanic businesses across Austin shut their doors as a part of "A Day Without Immigrants," hundreds rallied at the Austin City Hall Thursday morning before marching to the Texas State Capitol.
The "peaceful protest," which began at 10 a.m., welcomed children of undocumented parents and "anyone who wants to stand in solidarity with your fellow immigrant brothers and sisters." According to the Facebook event, more than 500 people said they were going, while over 900 people said they are "interested."
Organizers asked attendees to wear white shirts and to wear or bring U.S. flags. Go here for more information on the rally.
Here are some of the sights from the rally:
Here are some of the businesses that closed Thursday: