Immigration-Rights Protesters Block Wilshire-Veteran Area; Arrests Made
The Los Angeles Police Department this morning declared an unlawful assembly at the scene of an immigration protest at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Veteran Avenue in Westwood where activists blocked traffic.
Police made arrests of some protesters, who rallied for an end to deportations and an extension of the DACA program.
There were no immediate reports of injuries, although some motorists did attempt to drive through the intersection around the protesters.
The Los Angeles Police Department at 11 a.m. asked the public to avoid the area due to heavy congestion.
The protest comes on the deadline for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients to renew their work permits.