San Diego police arrests 10 in immigration protest
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police have made 10 arrests after protesters climbed atop a downtown hotel to unfurl a banner during a demonstration against the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
Hundreds of people marched downtown Monday to a federal building and blocked the entrance for more than an hour. They chanted and held signs calling for the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
Protesters also blocked the entrance to a nearby federal courthouse.
Police Officer Billy Hernandez says 10 people were arrested for trespassing, conspiracy and obstruction after briefly hanging a banner from the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Hotel. The banner protested group hearings in criminal court for people charged with entering the United States illegally.