Immigrant rights activists block a Homeland Security van outside the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown L.A.. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
By ALENE TCHEKMEDYAN
A crowd of immigrant rights advocates blocked a Homeland Security van late Thursday from accessing the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles.
Video footage showed dozens of people standing in the street, in front of a marked van, chanting, "Drive out ICE!" and "Stop the deportations!" Some held signs.