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Activists march against deportation

Thousands of activists have staged a rally at the White House in Washington DC, to demonstrate against president Barack Obama’s deportation actions. Demanding an end to deportations, the protest was organised by the National Peoples Action, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the White House Hunger Strike for Not1More, and Sunflower Community Action. A number of arrests were made by US Park Police.

Activists march against deportation
Ruby Sanchez (3rd L) and others rally in front of the White House to demonstrate against President Barack Obama's immigration and deportation actions April 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. Chanting, 'With the stroke of a pen you can stop deportations, we demand you take action now!' ten protesters were arrested by U.S. Park Police after refusing orders to move away from the north side of the White House during the rally, which was organized by the National People’s Action, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the White House Hunger Strike for Not1More and Sunflower Community Action. (Getty Images)
Activists march against deportation
People march and rally in front of the White House to demonstrate against President Barack Obama's immigration and deportation actions April 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. Chanting, 'With the stroke of a pen you can stop deportations; we demand you take action now!' 12 protesters were arrested by U.S. Park Police after refusing orders to move away from the north side of the White House during the rally, which was organized by the National People’s Action, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the White House Hunger Strike for Not1More and Sunflower Community Action. (Getty Images)
Activists march against deportation
People rally in front of the White House to demonstrate against President Barack Obama's immigration and deportation actions April 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. Chanting, 'With the stroke of a pen you can stop deportations, we demand you take action now!' ten protesters were arrested by U.S. Park Police after refusing orders to move away from the north side of the White House during the rally, which was organized by the National People’s Action, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the White House Hunger Strike for Not1More and Sunflower Community Action. (Getty Images)
Activists march against deportation
A woman chants slogans as she is arrested during a demonstration organized by the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), the National People's Action and the National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON) calling for the end of deportations of undocumented immigrants in front of the White House in Washington, DC on April 28, 2014. The US Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform last June, but the issue is languishing this year, with skittish Republicans reluctant to jeopardize their chance to gain full control of Congress. (AFP/Getty Images)
Activists march against deportation
The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), the National People's Action and the National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON) hold a rally calling for the end of deportations of undocumented immigrants in front of the White House in Washington, DC on April 28, 2014. The US Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform last June, but the issue is languishing this year, with skittish Republicans reluctant to jeopardize their chance to gain full control of Congress. (AFP/Getty Images)
Activists march against deportation
A man is led into a police van as he is arrested during a demonstration organized by the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), the National People's Action and the National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON) calling for the end of deportations of undocumented immigrants in front of the White House in Washington, DC on April 28, 2014. The US Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform last June, but the issue is languishing this year, with skittish Republicans reluctant to jeopardize their chance to gain full control of Congress. (AFP/Getty Images)
Activists march against deportation
People march in front of the White House to demonstrate against President Barack Obama's immigration and deportation actions April 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. Chanting, 'With the stroke of a pen you can stop deportations; we demand you take action now!' 12 protesters were arrested by U.S. Park Police after refusing orders to move away from the north side of the White House during the rally, which was organized by the National People’s Action, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the White House Hunger Strike for Not1More and Sunflower Community Action. (Getty Images)
Activists march against deportation
Twelve people sit in front of the north side of the White House to demonstrate against President Barack Obama's deportation actions April 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. Chanting, 'With the stroke of a pen you can stop deportations, we demand you take action now!' the twelve protesters were arrested by U.S. Park Police after refusing orders to move during the rally, which was organized by the National People’s Action, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the White House Hunger Strike for Not1More and Sunflower Community Action. (Getty Images)