On May 1, 2006, dubbed "A Day Without Immigrants" (in reference to the movie "A Day Without A Mexican", a million people across the United States protested a proposed bill making illegal immigration a felony. Roads were jammed, as many as 1 in 4 students skipped school, and many businesses were closed in solidarity and because their workers skipped work.
In Mexico and other Latin American countries, there was a one-day boycott ("Nothing Gringo Boycott") against US-made products as well as protests on the streets. There were reports, however, that thirsty protesters buy record numbers of Coca-Cola from street vendors.
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