Brothers Moises and Oscar Zelayandia (from left) their grandmother, Blanca Alicia Pineda, and Dulcinea Kafuretty sang along with musicians at a Foss Park rally in Somerville. There were about 8,000 students in the area who skipped school.

Making their statement

Immigrant day is felt most in Latino areas

By Yvonne Abraham and Maria Cramer
Globe Staff / May 2, 2006

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At Chelsea High School, 1 in 4 students stayed home. In Framingham, much of downtown was shuttered. In Lawrence, workers at a health center showed up in white T-shirts that read, ''We are all part of a world community." And in Lowell, immigrants went about their days as usual, working, going to school, and shopping. (Full article: 1394 words)

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