[New York Daily News] Clergy members protesting immigration policies arrested in Los Angeles ahead of Jeff Sessions visit

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Members of the clergy from different denominations are arrested in an act of civil disobedience in Los Angeles, California on June 26, 2018. (FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP/Getty Images)

Nearly two dozen clergy members were arrested in Los Angeles Tuesday as they protested the Trump administration’s immigration policies and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ planned visit to the area.

The religious leaders from different faith backgrounds linked arms to block Spring St. near a federal courthouse as police ordered them to disperse.

With cops threatening immediate arrest, they sat down side-by-side in the street in an act of civil disobedience organized by Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), a spokeswoman for the group told the Daily News.

Rabbi Aryeh Cohen was one of the clergy members hauled away in plastic cuffs. Speaking to The News after his release, Cohen said he was one of 23 total clergy members cited with an infraction for failing to follow a lawful order.

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[Univisión] Con una sonora protesta, cientos de manifestantes reciben al fiscal Jeff Sessions en Los Ángeles

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Al menos 25 líderes religiosos fueron arrestados este martes en el centro de la ciudad mientras protestaban por la visita del fiscal general y, en particular, en contra de la política de 'tolerancia cero' de la administración Trump que ha separado a miles de familias inmigrantes en la frontera.

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[KCRW-FM] Jeff Sessions met by protests during LA visit

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

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Los Angeles today to speak at meeting of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation. But even before Sessions took to the podium of the Biltmore Hotel, protesters gathered to say that he was not welcome here. KCRW's Saul Gonzalez was there and spoke with Steve Chiotakis about what demonstrators were after.

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[La Opinión] Protestas persiguen al fiscal general Jeff Sessions en su paso por Los Ángeles

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Activistas son detenidos por negarse a abandonar la calle en medio de protestas contra la presencia de Jeff Sessions en Los Ángeles. (Aurelia Ventura, La Opinión)

Cerca de una decena de personas, entre ellos varios miembros del clérigo, fueron arrestados esta mañana durante una protesta en el centro de Los Ángeles contra la presencia del fiscal general de la nación, Jeff Sessions.

Los activistas proinmigrantes se congregaron frente a la Corte Federal, en la esquina de las calles Spring y Temple y mostraron su rechazo enérgico en contra de la política migratoria de la Administración Trump de separar a las familias indocumentadas en la frontera.

 

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[Studio City Patch] Dozens of Clergy Arrested Protesting Jeff Sessions In LA

(AP 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 ANGELES, CA — About two dozen clergy members were arrested Tuesday outside the federal courthouse on Spring Street after linking arms and defying a warning from police to disperse while protesting U.S. immigration policy ahead of a visit by Attorney General Jeff Sessions' later Tuesday.

The clergy members were among several hundred protesters who had gathered with an array of immigrant advocacy groups that are planning a full day of protests, rallies and marches as Sessions visits downtown amid an ongoing outcry over the Trump administration's now-rescinded policy of separating children from their parents when they are apprehended at the Mexican border by U.S. officials.

 

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