Protesters Arrested as Immigration Changes Pass

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Seven demonstrators protesting against Alabama's immigration law were arrested after they tried to block entry to each chamber of the Alabama
Legislature.

Four were cuffed Wednesday outside the Senate as that chamber voted to approve changes to the immigration law. Three more were detained when they tried to block the hallway to the House chamber.

All seven originally sat outside of the entrance to the Senate chamber and linked arms. They were dragged out of the way and four were led away in cuffs. All the while about 20 protesters chanted
slogans and sang spirituals.

The remaining three moved their protest to the House chamber, where they were arrested after blocking the hallway.

Statehouse officials say all seven will be charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with government business.


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