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Immigration rally to go on at National Mall despite closure

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Immigration activists stage a civil disobedience action, blocking a street in front of Varick Street Detention Center, in New York, August 22, 2013. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The National Mall in Washington, DC is closed thanks to the government shutdown, but for proponents of immigration reform, the show will go on.

The Camino Americano Rally just got underway a few minutes ago, having been OK'd by the National Park Service. This follows weekend marches in different cities across the nation, including Hollywood where some 2,000 demonstrators called on Congress to do something to act on reform.

KPCC's Kitty Felde joins the show from the National Mall in DC. 

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