Immigration protest outside Diamondbacks-Cubs game

 
 
  • Immigrant rights activists Kyla Klein, left, and Claudia Galeno hold signs as they protest outside Wrigley Field Thursday before the Arizona Diamondbacks and Cubs baseball game.

    Immigrant rights activists Kyla Klein, left, and Claudia Galeno hold signs as they protest outside Wrigley Field Thursday before the Arizona Diamondbacks and Cubs baseball game. Associated Press

  • Young-Sun Song of Chicago, protests at Wrigley Field Thursday before the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs baseball game.

    Young-Sun Song of Chicago, protests at Wrigley Field Thursday before the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs baseball game. Associated Press

  • Mauro Pineda, right, his wife Karina Pineda and their baby Mauro Jr., who came from Mexico in 1998 and are legal immigrants, participate in a protest at Wrigley Field Thursday.

    Mauro Pineda, right, his wife Karina Pineda and their baby Mauro Jr., who came from Mexico in 1998 and are legal immigrants, participate in a protest at Wrigley Field Thursday. Associated Press

Published: 4/29/2010 10:53 AM | Updated: 4/29/2010 2:05 PM

Chicago-area immigration reform activists opposed to a tough new Arizona law say they'll be back at Wrigley Field the next three days as the Cubs play the Diamondbacks.

About 40 protesters chanting "Boycott Arizona" and "Reform Not Racism" gathered Thursday afternoon.

Most fans heading into the game seemed bewildered by the protest.

Cubs fan Tom McGrath says protesting outside a baseball game made the cause seem silly.

Activists nationwide have called for a boycott of Arizona tourism and businesses, including its athletic teams. The law lets police question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant.

In Chicago on Thursday, a lone counterprotester holding two large American flags yelled that protesting Arizona is protesting America.