Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Two Pols City Councilmember Mark-Viverito and Assemblyman Espaillat, 35 Others Arrested At Manhattan Immigration Protest - 1010WINS.com 

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Two New York politicians and more than two dozen others have been arrested on charges of disorderly conduct at a protest for immigration reform.

City Council member Melissa Mark-Viverito and State Assembly member Adriano Espaillat were among 35 issued disorderly conduct summonses on Monday for blocking the road in front of Federal Plaza in downtown Manhattan.

The protesters said they were aiming to escalate pressure on President Obama to enact "just and humane'' immigration reform. They are also calling for the administration to stop Arizona's controversial immigration law.

It's the second of three protests planned on the issue. Last week, 16 people were given disorderly conduct summonses.