It started with a folk musician belting out Bob Marley’s “Song of Freedom.” Then came the clapping and chanting: “Say it loud, say it clear; immigrants are welcome here.”
By the time Odette Ramos, co-chair of the advocacy group Baltimore Women United, took a makeshift stage Saturday morning, nearly 1,500 men, women and children had come together in Patterson Park in East Baltimore to protest President Donald J. Trump’s policies on immigration.
Ramos ripped the effects of those policies, which she said split immigrant families.
“Our government doing that is shameful,” she cried. “Shame! Shame! Shame!” And the crowd joined in the chanting.
Organized by Ramos’ group...