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    Police Arrest Nearly 100 Protesters After They Shut Down Highway During Anti-ICE Demonstration

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    Nearly 100 protestors were arrested Saturday during a demonstration outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in New York City, where they shut down part of a major highway.

    Protestors sat down and linked arms in the middle of the West Side Highway near 26th Street, getting in the way of traffic in both directions, Fox 5 reported. Some of them were holding signs that read "Abolish ICE" and "Close the camps."

    “We are protesting the camps at the border and the children being separated from their parents,” Miriam Bernstein told WLNY-TV, adding that the protest location was chosen because ICE has offices nearby.

    ​The highway appeared to be shut down for about an hour before the lanes were reopened. The arrested were charged with disorderly conduct and released.

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