WATCH: NYC Council Members Jumaane Williams & Ydanis Rodríguez Arrested During Immigration Protest

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The following is via WABC:

New York City Council members were among more than a dozen arrested during a rally in Manhattan over the detention of an immigration rights activist.

Ydanis Rodríguez (D-Manhattan) and Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn), who both hold council seats, were arrested in Foley Square while protesting the arrest of Ravi Ragbir, an immigrant rights activist.

Williams is seen in the video and photos in a gray suit and red socks. Council Speaker Corey Johnson participated in the protest but was not arrested.

Officials said 18 people were arrested during the protest. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s spokesman said the mayor has been briefed on the protest, adding, “the area is covered extensively by cameras and we’ll be reviewing the footage to get to the bottom of what happened.”

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)




3 COMMENTS

  1. This is NOT how you treat people who are protesting for Human Rights. This is NOT what democracy looks like. We can’t call ourselves progressives and pro-immigrants when the @NYPDnews is doing choke hold to us. Injustice!
    AS MY L;ATE MOTHER OBM USED TO SAY
    YOU MADE YOUR BED , NOW GO SLEEP IN IT.
    NEXT TIME GET A PERMIT