Thousands demonstrated at the state capitol Thursday in a historic “Day without Latinos” in an effort to prevent two ‘anti-immigration’ bills being signed into law.

Protesters documented much of the protest on Twitter.

[Updated]: Thousands gather at Capitol for ‘Day Without Latinos’ protestThousands from all over Wisconsin gathered at the Capitol Thursday to protest two bills they believe would make life difficult Read…

The first bill would allow police to approach immigrants and inquire about their immigration status. The second bill would prohibit local governments from giving IDs to undocumented immigrants.

Several businesses closed for “Dia Sin Latinos” to demonstrate the impact Latinos and immigrants have on the work force.

Students, too, led part of the protests. Protesters used the phrase “Wisconsin is not Arizona,” to call on Arizona’s strict anti-immigration laws. Different signs and chants called out that immigrants were not criminals.

The bill prohibiting local governments from issuing IDs now heads to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk, and the bill allowing police to ask individuals about immigration status now heads to the Senate.