Immigration rally blocks Phoenix road; 6 arrested

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 12:23 AM
Immigration rally blocks Phoenix road; 6 arrested

The organizers of a rally in a Phoenix intersection to protest Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's (ar-PEYE'-ohs) immigration policies say police have arrested six participants.

The protesters included students from Trevor Browne High School and other area high schools and colleges.

They rallied Tuesday in the intersection of 75th Avenue and Cheery Lynn Street, forcing police to close 75th Avenue in both directions.

The protest began on a street corner but moved into the street by 3:15 p.m. Phoenix police say the protest was illegal because participants blocked the road.

Police say the protesters were told to leave by 5:30 p.m. A line of officers approached the protesters in the road and started taking some into custody one by one.

Two of the six people arrested are juveniles.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com