Downtown Protesters Claim ICE Sweeps Of Immigrants Are Spiking
By CBS News,Feb. 09, 2017
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Protesters spilled into the streets near downtown L.A.’s immigration detention center Thursday evening, angry over claims that immigration officers conducted sweeps across the Southland earlier Thursday. They say resulted in the arrests of dozens of undocumented immigrants.
“Shut down ICE,” they shouted.
The crowd blocked the on-ramp to the southbound 101 Freeway at Aliso and Los Angeles streets for a chunk of the evening commute. For several hours the protest remained mostly peaceful.