[KABC TV7] 25 arrested, including clergy, amid Jeff Sessions immigration protest in DTLA

(KABC TV7 coverage of CLUE's participation in a coalition on June 26, 2018 protesting the Trump administration's cruel treatment of immigrant families.)

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About two dozen people were arrested at an immigration-policy protest as Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke nearby at a Los Angeles hotel.

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Arrests were made as hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday ahead of a planned visit by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Twenty-five people were taken into custody after the peaceful organized protest was declared an unlawful assembly by Los Angeles police. Clergy were seen among those being arrested.

Crowds holding signs were given a five-minute warning to disperse by LAPD before the arrests took place, according to authorities. The protesters were cited and released.

Demonstrators in white clergy robes linked arms across the street and chanted "reunite," others waving signs that bore slogans, among them, "Stop separating families."

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[Univisión] Jeff Sessions visita Los Ángeles y lo reciben con protestas que terminan en el arresto de 25 religiosos

(Univision coverage of CLUE's participation in a coalition on June 26, 2018 protesting the Trump administration's cruel treatment of immigrant families.)

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LOS ÁNGELES, California.– Al menos 25 líderes religiosos fueron arrestados en el centro de Los Ángeles este martes mientras protestaban por la visita del fiscal general, Jeff Sessions, quien en un evento con una organización de justicia penal aplaudió que la Suprema Corte de Justicia respaldara el veto migratorio del presidente Trump que prohíbe la entrada a Estados Unidos de personas provenientes de países de mayoría musulmana.

"Esta decisión es importante para garantizar que continúe la autoridad del presidente Trump y de los futuros presidentes, para proteger a los estadounidenses", expresó Sessions sobre dicha medida en un desayuno en el hotel Millennium Biltmore.

 

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[KTLA TV5] 25 Immigration Activists Arrested as They Protest AG Sessions Visit in Downtown L.A.

(KTLA TV5 coverage of CLUE's participation in a coalition on June 26, 2018 protesting the Trump administration's cruel treatment of immigrant families.)

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More than two dozen immigration activists were arrested as they gathered outside a federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday morning during a planned visit by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The protest drew a crowd of over 200 people outside U.S. Attorney's Office building on Spring Street, just south of the 101 Freeway, beginning around 8 a.m. Protestors chanted slogans of solidarity in Spanish and shouted, "Shame on Sessions."

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[Los Angeles Times] L.A. visit by U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions sparks downtown protest, arrests

(Los Angeles Times coverage of CLUE's participation in a coalition on June 26, 2018 protesting the Trump administration's cruel treatment of immigrant families.)

Screen_Shot_2018-06-27_at_7.10.25_AM.pngGuillermo Torres, interfaith organizer with Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, is arrested after joining street protest and rally against Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions that blocked Spring Street. (Michael Owen Baker / For The Times)

Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on Tuesday dismissed critics of the Trump administration’s immigration policies as open-borders advocates during a speech in downtown Los Angeles that drew hundreds of protesters.

“The rhetoric we hear from the other side on the issue, as on many others, has become radicalized,” Sessions said during a speech to a criminal justice organization. “We hear views on television today that are on the lunatic fringe, frankly.”

He was greeted warmly by the crowd inside the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, where he spoke. A man introducing Sessions to the audience assured him that he was “among friends today.”

Outside, it was a different story.

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[LA Daily News] Jeff Sessions slams ‘open border crowd’ in LA speech, as hundreds rip Trump immigration policy

(LA Daily News coverage of CLUE's participation in a coalition on June 26, 2018 protesting the Trump administration's cruel treatment of immigrant families.)

LPT-L-SESSIONS-PROTEST-0627-DC-21.jpgClergy gather on Spring Street in front of the Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles to protest against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump administration’s policies in advance of his noontime address at the Criminal Justice Foundation’s annual luncheon meeting in Los Angeles. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted what he called the “open border crowd” in comments delivered Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles, citing Democratic immigration policies that have allowed over one million undocumented immigrants to remain free of prosecution in the Southland.

“This is the Trump era,” Sessions said at a meeting of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. “We are enforcing our laws again. We know whose side we’re on — we’re on the side of police, and we’re on the side of the American people.”

With a crowd of protesters gathered outside the hotel, Sessions told the conservative advocacy group that in the United States, “we have the most generous immigration laws in the world,” but when they are enforced, “we get attacked in the media by the so-called elites and their special interests.”

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