Protesters march to Riverside before Town Hall

Protesters march over a mile before Town Hall
Posted at 6:35 PM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 23:54:08-04

MILWAUKEE -- Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Milwaukee ahead of CNN's GOP Town Hall at the Riverside Theater.

The march was organized by a group focused on immigration rights, but grew to include protesters with a variety of issues.

"No papers, no fear," was one of the chants heard on during the protest in Milwaukee.

The march was organized by Voces de la Frontera. They began outside their offices on the south side and headed to the Riverside Theater with a message for the candidates. 

"I am marching because it is important to let Donald Trump and Ted Cruz and all his supporters know that we do not stand with his message of hate and anti-immigrant," says Nury Plascencia.

She just became a U.S. citizen and will vote for the first time next week.

"Being told that we are criminals and rapists and drug dealers is really an offense because I know many including myself and my family and friends are very hard working," Plascencia says. 

Other people came out because they aren't all citizens. Ofelia Rubio's whole family, including her four daughters, are U.S. citizens. Ofelia Rubio spoke through her daughter that she worries if Trump was elected.

"He tells us to leave and go to Mexico, we don't want to leave," Rubio says.

Others came out to ask for a better message from the candidates.

"I'm against anyone who uses hate and says things like immigrant don't belong here and fosters that type of bad, dangerous rhetoric," says Megan McGee.