COSTA MESA ? Following a massive weekend protest in Los Angeles, students from the city's two high schools on Monday marched against federal and local efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.
On Monday morning, about 200 people rallied on the lawn at Costa Mesa City Hall.
Shouting, blowing horns and carrying a few Mexican and United States flags, Estancia High School students elicited honks from passing cars during their rally around 11 a.m. They were joined after 2:30 p.m. by students from Costa Mesa High School, where administrators had tried to prevent mass walk-outs during the school day.
"We believe that what they're doing here is unfair," said Diana Valdez, 17, an Estancia student wearing a shirt that read "Stop Minutemen," a reference to the anti-illegal immigration group that has patrolled the U.S.-Mexican border.