5 arrested after protest at Ind. governor's office

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Posted: May 09, 2011 7:59 PM
5 arrested after protest at Ind. governor's office

Five people who entered Gov. Mitch Daniels' office to protest recently approved legislation targeting illegal immigration have been arrested after the protest turned confrontational.

About 60 people entered Daniels' Statehouse office Monday to ask the governor to veto the legislation. The Indianapolis Star reports that when the protest became loud and confrontational, five people who were sitting on the floor of Daniels' office with their arms linked were arrested and led away in handcuffs.

One of the protesters screamed at Daniels' door, urging him to come out and "look into the eyes of the little kids who will be affected."

State lawmakers approved two illegal immigration bills last month. One of the provisions would revoke some tax credits for businesses that hire illegal immigrants. Daniels has not signed the bills.