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Thousands march to White House on May Day, protesting Trump's immigration policies

A group protests outside the White House to denounce President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant policies on May Day in Washington, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Labor and immigrant rights groups along with some local elected officials marched to the White House to oppose President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

Groups around the country have a variety of demonstrations planned to mark May Day on Monday. In Washington, a march was planned for Monday afternoon from Dupont Circle to the White House.

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Some businesses in the area were closed Monday in support of the effort. Salvador Zelaya, who owns a commercial construction company with offices in Washington and Alexandria, Virginia, says he's paying his workers to take a day off and attend the march to the White House. Zelaya, who is involved in the Salvadorian business community, says his 18 workers are spending the morning making banners.

In the video at the top of the page, ABC7's Stephen Tschida reports from the scene in front of the White House.

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