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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Civil rights groups, union members and immigration advocates gathered Sunday morning for the annual May 1 Coalition March.
They protested state and federal legislation, while also joining in on one family's call for justice.
"The coalition is made up of different progressive groups around town like Casa Maria, Derechos Humanos. Really we're into educating the public, the neighborhoods about how bad this legislature is," said Pancho Medina from the May 1 Coalition.
Thousands marched along 6th Avenue taking aim at state and federal governments and policies.
Sunday the family of 19-year-old Carlos LaMadrid asked the Border Patrol to release more details on the teen's death.
"It was pretty much shoot first ask questions later," said LaMadrid's uncle Javier Teran.
Teran wants to know why border patrol shot his nephew three times as he fled from agents back in March.
"He was running away from the officers, so how was that a threat to his life," said Teran.
Reports say LaMadrid was caught trying to smuggle almost 50 pounds of pot at the border in Douglas.
His family says it's had a hard time getting the whole story.
"They don't want to talk to us, they don't even want to answer our phone calls anymore," said Carlos' sister Marth LaMadrid.
"We've been told it's an ongoing investigation," said Teran.
The family is considering litigation, but Sunday his loved ones march to tell the community about their pain.
"Well lately I haven't been able to sleep because I'm always thinking, 'Who was it? Why did he choose to kill my brother,'" said Martha.
"We feel anger, I feel, I don't know what to think anymore," said Teran.
Cochise County sheriff's deputies arrested 17-year-old Jesus Chino who was La Madrid's suspected passenger. He's charged with three drug felonies.