Editor’s note: This story will be updated throughout the day.
Updated at 9 p.m.
See what people in the Greater Houston area are saying on social media about the movement:
Updated at 7 p.m.
Once Thursday’s rally in Guadalupe Plaza was underway, attendees took to social media with photos and statuses.
— LG (@lilygz103) February 17, 2017
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) February 16, 2017
— silvia mauricio (@princesschivis) February 17, 2017
— Prisciliano (@dawrongguey) February 17, 2017
— Delfina Valdez (@DelfinaValdez8) February 16, 2017
People also posted their thoughts on the nationwide protest effort earlier in the day.
— Sports_Luv (@cag1sports) February 16, 2017
Houston’s Iris Beauty Salon has closed its doors to stand in solidarity with the national strike #DayWithoutImmigrants.
— ABC13 Antonio (@ABC13Antonio) February 16, 2017
Posted at 1:30 p.m.
In connection with a nationwide grassroots protest effort, immigrant advocacy group FIEL Houston is holding a rally today in opposition to what some see as a crackdown on undocumented immigrants. A Day Without Immigrants, or Un Dia Sin Inmigrantes in Spanish, asked immigrants—regardless of legal status—to not go to work or school, not to shop or dine out as a form of boycott.
According to an event posted on Facebook, the rally will be held at Guadalupe Plaza, 333 S. Jensen Drive, Houston, at 6 p.m.
Many of our staff have chosen to participate in A Day Without Immigrants strike. Thus, All Tacos A Go Go locations will be closed tomorrow.
— Tacos A Go-Go (@TacosAGoGo) February 15, 2017
— Anthony W. Schillaci (@AnthonyTX) February 16, 2017
We will be closed on Thursday 2/16 as we support our employees taking part in the Day Without An Immigrant protest. Feed you 2x on Friday!
— Natachee’s (@Natachees) February 16, 2017
— Lauren Talarico (@KHOULauren) February 16, 2017
— …. (@rhg_anglust) February 16, 2017
Strange traffics wasn’t even noticeably lighter in Houston TX. #DayWithoutImmigrants
— Karlfly11 (@Karlfly11) February 16, 2017
— Margie4Trump2020 (@Margie1820) February 16, 2017
— Stacy Parker LeMelle (@StacyLeMelle) February 16, 2017
— DillonSchroeder (@DillonHerb) February 16, 2017