MANHATTAN — Demonstrators have been arrested in New York City’s Times Square while protesting federal immigration officials and city police.
City police told The Associated Press on Saturday that “several” people were taken into custody, but they did not provide details of the charges.
WINS-AM reported that dozens of people were arrested when they refused to move from a city street where they sat down and blocked traffic.
Many protesters criticized U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's treatment of immigrants, including claims that migrants were subjected to questionable hysterectomies at a detention center in Georgia.
Others shouted “Black lives matter” and “abolish the police.” No injuries have been reported.