Immigration Activists Chain Themselves Outside Atlanta Building

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

ATLANTA (AP) -- Organizers said nine immigration activists have been taken into custody after they blocked gates outside a building in downtown Atlanta that houses some offices of federal immigration authorities.

Four protesters formed a human chain with their arms linked in front of two gates behind the building Tuesday. The two people at the end of each chain had a bicycle lock around their necks to lock them to the gates.

A ninth protester was taken into custody nearly two hours later after she and two others refused to move from in front of the gates.

Information on possible charges wasn't immediately available.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement that it respects the rights of all people to voice opinions within the confines of the law.

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