Nearly 100 anti-ICE protesters arrested after shutting down highway in Manhattan

Roughly 100 protesters demonstrating outside a New York City Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office were arrested Saturday after they shut down a major roadway.

The protest in the Manhattan streets Saturday was broken up after the busy roadway was shut down, according to CBS2 WLNY. Parts of the West Side Highway were temporarily shut down due to the protest against the federal agency, New York City's official emergency notification system alerted locals Saturday.

The protesters could be seen linking arms in the middle of the highway, holding signs and chanting messages like "ICE lurks here."


Protester Miriam Bernstein told CBS2 that the location of the protest was chosen because ICE has offices in the building where the demonstration took place.

“We are protesting the camps at the border and the children being separated from their parents,” she said.

Those arrested were charged with disorderly conduct and released.

The protest in New York City follows several others across the country against various Trump administration policies targeting undocumented immigrants.

Protesters in attendance Saturday told the news outlet the latest demonstration was in response to the recent high-profile raid in Mississippi that resulted in hundreds of immigrants being detained by ICE.