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Immigration Demonstrators Arrested After Blocking Traffic

July 29, 2010  | 

Protesters of Arizona's immigration law that went into effect today showed up at civic facilities to block access and chain themselves to a central jail building, even though the toughest aspects of the law have been put on hold by a federal judge, the Arizona Republic reports.

About a dozen people were arrested near Phoenix City Hall Thursday morning, after laying down and linking arms. Several hundred people converged on Fourth Street Jail in the afternoon where most of Maricopa County's felony arrests are processed. A total of 23 people were arrested, Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced.

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l connelly @ 7/30/2010 2:46 AM

Being at ground zero for this I must say it is very disturbing to see people blocking the entrance/port to the jail. Safety as an officer booking a prisoner there is dangerous because that is where we drive in to the jail.

It is a great freedom that people are able to assemble in this nation and have free speech but I hope there will be thoughtful planning to provide a safer location for this expression to occur so it doesn't endanger officers or the prisoners they are trying to book.

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