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Hundreds March in Support of Immigrants

THE NATION | IN BRIEF / MAINE

October 14, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Hundreds of people marched in Lewiston in support of Somali immigrants in the state's second-largest city, where the mayor this month asked Somalis in an open letter to discourage friends and relatives from moving there for fear of straining city services.

Police said about 250 people participated in a five-block walk from a Methodist church to a mosque where many of Lewiston's Somalis worship. Some gave speeches expressing solidarity with the new arrivals.

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