Nearly 2,000 People Attended the 7th Annual Cesar Chavez March - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/1/06

Nearly 2,000 People Attended the 7th Annual Cesar Chavez March

Nearly 2,000 people paid respects to the late Cesar Chavez Saturday during the 7th annual Cesar Chavez March.

They celebrated Chavez, the son of migrant laborers who led a non-violent boycott against California grape growers. Chavez protested the poor working conditions and the use of pesticides harmful to the workers.

His younger brother, Richard Chavez, was the keynote address speaker. He says it's great to see everyone still excited about supporting his brother's cause.

"It's a feeling of jubilation. I think people are happy to be here, they're excited, they're anxious to march and I see a lot of spirit here today," Richard Chavez said.

Chavez says he sees support for his brother growing larger each year.

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