9 Arrested at Los Angeles DACA Protest

Judy Weatherly, a supporter of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), holds up a sign during a protest outside of the Federal Building in San Francisco, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. President Donald Trump on Tuesday began dismantling DACA, the government program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who …
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From NBC Los Angeles: 

With the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program renewal deadline looming, immigration rights protesters staged a demonstration outside Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Westwood office Thursday, blocking traffic and drawing officers in riot gear.

The group began gathering on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Veteran Avenue around 9 a.m., and about an hour later, they spilled into the intersection. Nine people were arrested.

As traffic began backing up, police declared an unlawful assembly around 10:30 a.m., and officers began making arrests a short time later as demonstrators refused to leave the intersection.

Some drivers tried to wind their way through the demonstration while police were making arrests.

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