LA protesters handcuffed after blocking immigration facility
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters who were blocking the entrance to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in downtown Los Angeles have been led away in handcuffs.
A group of 17 protesters sat down in the street, blocking the entrance to the facility Monday morning.
The group, which included faith and community leaders, locked arms and chanted, “Shut down ICE!”
Police responded, declared the protest an unlawful assembly and ordered the protesters to disperse. Officers eventually began taking the protesters into custody, handcuffing them with plastic zip-tie cuffs.
Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin, a Democrat who was among the protesters blocking the entrance to the ICE facility, said the agency was “putting children in baby jails.”