Demonstrators at Baltimore’s Patterson Park March in Defense of Illegal Immigrants

Crowds that stretched more than a city block marched from the Highlandtown library and wrapped around Patterson Park on Sunday afternoon, shouting “No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here!”

Organizers said they called the rally to protest recent arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Baltimore and Baltimore County. They said multiple individuals have been stopped by federal agents without cause and have been detained.

“People are terrified; they’re afraid,” said Maria Gabriela Aldana Enriquez, the education director for the Creative Alliance in Patterson Park and a rally organizer.