100 Anti-ICE Protesters Arrested While Blocking Traffic In Manhattan

August 11, 2019 - 12:04 pm

NEW YORK (AP) -- A crowd protesting what they called the government's "terrorizing'' of immigrant communities shut down part of a Manhattan highway.

About 100 were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct Saturday afternoon.

Hundreds sat in the middle of the West Side Highway, linking arms and chanting, "ICE lurks here.'' Some held signs that read, "No Human Is Illegal,'' and "Close the Camps.''

They were referring to detention centers near the Mexican border where the government has separated children from their families. ICE has offices near the intersection of 12th Avenue and 26th Street in Chelsea.

Police watched while a recorded voice ordered protesters obstructing traffic to leave.