[KPCC] 8 arrested after immigrant rights protest blocks downtown LA streets

KPCC reports on the protest held on January 26, 2016 in front of the Los Angeles Federal Building by immigrants-rights activists who demand an end to the deportation raids. Eight protesters were arrested for civil disobedience and resisting arrest by sitting in the middle of the intersection, blocking traffic while linked together arm-in-arm by tubes. The protest was organized by CARECEN, CIYJA, and IYC in response to the immigration raids that occurred this month in Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina. KPCC spoke with CARECEN's Tessie Borden who echoed the need for the Obama administration to immediatley discontinue the deportation of Central American mothers and children who are seeking asylum and need protection.  Continue reading

[ABC] Immigrant-Rights Protesters Arrested After Blocking Downtown Los Angeles Intersection

Immigrants-rights protesters blocked traffic at an intersection in downtown Los Angeles in front of the ICE building to bring attention to the crisis of deporting Central American refugees who are seeking asylum. At the press conference prior to the rally and protest, organizers demanded an end to the ICE raids and deportations. Eight activists were arrested in Los Angeles for failing to disperse and resisting arrest by linking arm-in-arm with devices known as "sleeping dragons." Continue reading

[LA Times] LAPD arrests 8 people at downtown L.A. immigration protest

LA Times reports on the immigrants-rights protesters who blocked traffic in downtown Los Angeles as a cry for immigration reform due to the ICE raids and deportations of Central American refugees. Eight protesters participated in civil disobedience and resisted arrest by sitting in the of the middle of the intersection at Los Angeles St. and Temple St., linked together by devices known as "sleeping dragons," which had to be sawed off. Continue reading

[Univision] Decenas de personas protestaron en contra de las redadas contra inmigrantes en SF

Univision reports on the protest on January 26, 2016, which was organized by groups like CARECEN, CIYJA, and IYC. The protest was held in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, where demonstrators participated in a civil disobedience and resisted arrest by blocking traffic, while chained together or linked with tubes called "sleeping dragons." The protests were held near federal buildings to denounce the US government for deporting refugees back to their violent home countries where they face death, and to demand an end to the raids and deportations.  Continue reading

[KCBS] Immigrants Rights Activists Shut Down Traffic in LA and SF

[Photo Credit: Univision] KCBS AM Radio reports on immigrants-rights activists who shut down traffic on January 26, 2016 in Los Angeles and San Francisco to protest against the ICE raids and deportations of Central American refugees. A number of activists in both cities got arrested for failing to disperse and resisting arrest by sitting in the middle of the intersections, linked together. The action was organized by CARECEN and organizations like CIYJA and IYC.  Continue reading

[ABC] Activists Block Traffic to Protest Against ICE

On the morning of January 26, 2016, activists simultaneously blocked off traffic in two of California's busiest cities — Los Angeles and San Francisco — to protest against the ICE raids and mass deportations of Central American refugees. The action was conducted by organizations like CARECEN, CIYJA, and IYC.  Continue reading

[NBC] Protesters Block Traffic and Get Arrested in Attempts to Stop ICE Raids

On January 26, 2016, CARECEN and allies like CIYJA and IYC organized a protest in front of federal buildings in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Activists stopped traffic and resisted arrest by chaining themselves together and conjoining themselves with "sleeping dragons" (tubes) to demand an end to the deportation raids that are terrorizing Central American refugees. Continue reading

[Telemundo] Manifestantes bloquean calles cercanas al edificio de ICE en San Francisco

On January, 26, 2016, 16 activists in San Francisco and 8 activists in Los Angeles simultaneously participated in civil disobedience actions where they resisted arrest by blocking traffic and linking themselves together with chains. Activists denounced the Obama administration for deporting Central American refugees at alarming rates (over 2.5 million). Organizations in attendance were CARECEN, CIJ, CIYJA, and NDLON Continue reading

[SFist] Anti-Deportation Activists Arrested After Blocking Downtown Streets

  January 26, 2016, anti-deportation activists in Los Angeles and San Francisco had a simultaneous protest and civil disobedience to denounce the ICE raids and deportation of Central American refugees.  Continue reading

[Fusion] Protesters in L.A. and San Francisco are calling for an end to immigration raids

On January 26, 2016, demonstrators in San Francisco and Los Angeles, blocked traffic in front of federal buildings in protest against the ICE raids and deportations of Central American migrants, mainly women and children.  Continue reading