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Updated: Location change for anti-illegal immigration protest in Akron

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 17, 2014

Anti-illegal immigration protests will be held across the country this weekend, including one in Akron.

The We the People Convention is organizing the events against illegal immigration and amnesty for people who come to the United States illegally, according to Tom Zawistowski, who heads up the group, along with leading the Portage County TEA Party.

"I ask you to join me in standing up for American sovereignty  and letting our elected officials know where we stand," Zawistowski said in a news release.

The Akron protest will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the pedestrian walkway off Sumner Street and Interstate 76. (Get off at the Wolf Ledges Parkway exit and go two blocks east to Sumner Street.) This is the only event being held in the Akron-Canton area.

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