Crime & Justice

35 arrested in Los Angeles immigration protest

Police arrest demonstrators protesting recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles, California on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the
Police arrest demonstrators protesting recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles, California on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the "Interfaith Day of Prophetic Action" demonstration.
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Police arrest demonstrators protesting recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles, California on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the
A man with one arm holds a placard as demonstrators protest recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the "Interfaith Day of Prophetic Action" demonstration.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
Police arrest demonstrators protesting recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles, California on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the
Police arrest demonstrators protesting recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the "Interfaith Day of Prophetic Action" demonstration.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
Police arrest demonstrators protesting recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles, California on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the
Demonstrators protest recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the "Interfaith Day of Prophetic Action" demonstration.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
Police arrest demonstrators protesting recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles, California on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the
Police arrest demonstrators protesting recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the "Interfaith Day of Prophetic Action" demonstration.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
Police arrest demonstrators protesting recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles, California on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the
Demonstrators protest recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the "Interfaith Day of Prophetic Action" demonstration.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
Police arrest demonstrators protesting recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles, California on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the
A police officer films protesters before their arrest as demonstrators protest recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the "Interfaith Day of Prophetic Action" demonstration.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
Police arrest demonstrators protesting recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles, California on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the
Demonstrators protest recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the "Interfaith Day of Prophetic Action" demonstration.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
Police arrest demonstrators protesting recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles, California on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the
Demonstrators protesting recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel stand together before their arrest outside ICE headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the "Interfaith Day of Prophetic Action" demonstration.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
Police arrest demonstrators protesting recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles, California on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the
Demonstrators protest recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the "Interfaith Day of Prophetic Action" demonstration.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
Police arrest demonstrators protesting recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles, California on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the
Demonstrators protest recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the "Interfaith Day of Prophetic Action" demonstration.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
Police arrest demonstrators protesting recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles, California on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the
Police arrest demonstrators protesting recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the "Interfaith Day of Prophetic Action" demonstration.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
Police arrest demonstrators protesting recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles, California on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the
Demonstrators protest recent enforcement actions by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel outside the ICE headquarters on downtown Los Angeles on April 13, 2017. Some three dozen people were arrested in the "Interfaith Day of Prophetic Action" demonstration.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images


A protest over U.S. immigration policies has ended with several dozen arrests at a federal prison in downtown Los Angeles.

Civil rights activists and clergy from several faiths gathered Thursday at the Metropolitan Detention Center to protest what they called harsh arrest and deportation policies that have intensified under the Trump administration.

Organizers say the protest was planned in the spirit of the Passover and Easter holidays.

It included obstructing the driveway to the detention center.

Police say 35 people were arrested for failing to heed an order to disperse after officers declared an unlawful assembly.

No injuries are reported.