100 Protesters Calling for ICE Shutdown Arrested in New York City

Those arrested were charged with disorderly conduct for obstructing traffic, NYPD detective Sophia T. Mason said.
August 13, 2019 AT 9:27 AM

By Tatyana Bellamy-Walker

About 100 people were arrested in New York City after protesters demanding an end to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) forced the closure of a major highway.

Parts of the West Side Highway in Manhattan were temporarily shut down Saturday due to the protest against the federal agency, according to New York City's official emergency notification system.

Protesters packed the area near West 26th Street, linking arms and holding signs that said "Abolish ICE" and "Close the camps," CNN affiliate WPIX reported.

"We DEMAND an end to all detention and separation of families at the border and everywhere," event organizers wrote. "We DEMAND dignity, respect, and permanent protection for all undocumented immigrants."

Those arrested were charged with disorderly conduct for obstructing traffic, NYPD detective Sophia T. Mason said.

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