33 charged with crimes for LA immigration protests

The Los Angeles city attorney's office has charged 33 people with misdemeanor crimes for a series of immigration protests that blocked traffic earlier this year.

The city attorney's office announced Tuesday the protesters were charged with remaining at an unlawful assembly, resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer and blocking the sidewalk or street.

The demonstrators could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.

The protesters locked themselves together and blocked traffic during three May and July protests against Arizona's new anti-illegal immigration law.

Police had to saw through their bonds to remove the demonstrators.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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