Messages of love for immigrants, refugees

An estimated 2,000 people joined the Minnesota Caravan of Love march organized by Mizna and the Twin Cities Anti-Hate Directive  that ended with music and speeches at the University of Minnesota’s West Bank. People also left love notes on the Washington Avenue bridge.

“Please come and walk with us for love; love for your immigrant neighbor, love for your Muslim classmate, love for your Syrian restaurant owner, love for your Somali state representative, love for your Mexican friend, above all, love for humanity,” organizers wrote ahead of the event. “Bring love notes and letters of hope, and let’s fill Minneapolis with love signs and love marks at a time that hate is forced upon us. Let’s show our love for humanity and stand by our immigrant communities who are in fear for their existence and and losing their hopes to be reunited with their loved ones.”