At least 87 arrested during a protest in favor of the “dreamers” on the outskirts of the Capitol

The Capitol Police arrested 87 people on Monday as part of a series of protests  carried out in support of the “dreamers”, the nearly 800,000 immigrants who arrived illegally in the United States as children, facing a expiration of the program Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).The authorities have registered two protests near the Capitol. According to security forces, 68 people have been arrested during the prostests for blocking one of the streets near the US Congress, Independence and New Jersey avenues.

The detainees have been accused of «obstructing and bothering» the citizens. The agents have filed charges against 28 of them for resisting arrest, as reported by the US news network CNN. Another 19 have been arrested for protesting in front of the federal government office of the Longworth building, where they tried to access the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan.

The protesters have protested to the cry “Without documents! No fear! “In both English and Spanish. The DACA repeal was announced by the Administration of the President, Donald Trump, at the beginning of September. The government then gave the Congress six months to find a solution on the status of the “dreamers”, a matter that has caused strong divisions in the Government.

 

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