Group Urges Selig to Move 2011 All-Star Game

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

About three dozen people are protesting outside Nationals Park, urging commissioner Bud Selig to move the 2011 All-Star Game from Phoenix because of Arizona's new immigration legislation.

A banner reading "Bud Selig Move The All Stars Game No SB 0170" was unfurled from a parking garage, but was quickly removed before the Washington Nationals hosted the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Selig has declined to become involved in what he says is a political issue.

The demonstrators gathered outside the center-field gates at noon, briefly walking in a circle before security personnel ushered them into a blocked-off portion of N Street.

They handed out fliers and carried signs -- some in Spanish, others in English -- and chanted "Hey, baseball, let's face it --Arizona is racist" and "Hey, Bud Selig: Move the game!"

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