Dozens of protesters blocked the intersection of Varick and Houston streets in lower Manhattan, where the Immigration Court for New York City is located. They are carrying signs protesting the recent raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), rounding up over a hundred people who were in the US illegally.
#NYC: #ICEfreeNYC activists blocking street & #NYPD trying to make arrests. #ICEraids #Not1More
— Ash J (@AshAgony) Jan 08 2016
The New York Police Department has attempted to clear the street. Several protesters were arrested. A number of activists locked themselves together with cement-filled “sleeves” to create road blocks.
— Monica Moorehead (@mmashcat) January 8, 2016
Police are cutting up the “sleeves” in order to separate the protesters.
— Will Coley (@willcoley) January 8, 2016