ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police arrested four people during a demonstration calling for an end to the deportation of people in the country illegally.
Several dozen demonstrators chanted and waved signs in the street in front of the Atlanta field office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shortly before 11 a.m. Monday. The demonstrators blocked the street after a rally at the state Capitol.
Police tried to get protesters out of the street around noon. Police say they arrested two who refused to come down from ladders in the street, Juan Carlos Gonzales-Medine and Kevin Caron, and two others, Asma Miloud El Huni and Paul McLennan, who remained in the street.
Atlanta police say the four face charges of being a pedestrian in the roadway. It wasn't clear if any of them had lawyers.