2 NYC Councilmembers Arrested at Immigration Protest

January 12, 2018 AT 9:48 AM

Two New York City councilmen were among the 18 people arrested at a demonstration for an immigrant rights leader detained by federal authorities.

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez said in a tweet that he and fellow Democrat Jumaane Williams were cuffed Thursday during the protest after Ravi Ragbir was taken into custody by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Manhattan.

"Arrested with Councilman @JumaaneWilliams and more than 10 people for  fighting for Ravi and all undocumented brothers and sisters," Rodriguez said in a tweet.

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