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Arrests made in pro-immigration demonstrations

News ArchivePolice arrested five protesters and cited 106 Tuesday during a west Phoenix rally where a crowd of 100 to 200 blocked streets, threw rocks and argued with opposing demonstrators.

The escalation was the first time marchers have been arrested in the Valley since pro-immigration demonstrations began last week. Police said most of the participants were high school kids.

Streets were closed on 67th Avenue from Osborn to Thomas roads, while demonstrators in painted, decorated cars cruised the area and marched on foot. At least 25 people stood along sidewalks opposing the pro-immigration demonstrators.

Police said controlling the demonstrators was difficult since they formed small clusters throughout the Maryvale area. The group used cell phones to arrange various meeting places. "We really had to separate resources," said Phoenix Sgt. Lauri Williams. "There was no one hurt, but it certainly had the potential to escalate, so it was important we were there."

Williams said police met early Wednesday to discuss the best ways to maintain control and prevent violence and injuries.

Police arrested marchers for reasons including drug possession, outstanding warrants and failure to obey officers, Williams said.

By Katie McDevitt, Tribune
March 29, 2006
http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=62119
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Arrests made in pro-immigration demonstrations
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, April 01 2006 @ 12:01 AM CST
"Police arrested marchers for reasons
including drug possession, outstanding
warrants and failure to obey officers"

What?! People got arrested for disobeying fascist pigs? Fuck that shit! People should be praised for that!