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Small turnout for Charlotte immigration protest

(Blake Hanson/WSOC photo)

CHARLOTTE (AP) - Police in North Carolina's largest city say 250 supporters turned out for a rally in support of undocumented immigrants, and organizers say a combination of weather and a previous protest may have kept the numbers low.

The Charlotte Observer reported organizers had hoped to match the estimated 8,000 protesters that attended "A Day Without An Immigrant" on Feb. 16. But they said rain and the proximity of Monday's protest to the February march may have played a factor in the attendance.

Those who did attend carried American flags and signs as they marched along uptown Charlotte's major streets before settling in front of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. There, they criticized city and county leaders for not doing more to keep undocumented immigrants from being deported by federal agents.

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