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100 People Arrested in ICE Protest on West Side Highway

A crowd protesting what they called the government's "terrorizing" of immigrant communities shut down part of the West Side Highway.

Hundreds sat in the middle of the West Side Highway on Saturday afternoon, linking arms and chanting, "ICE lurks here." Some held signs that read, "No Human Is Illegal," and "Close the Camps."

They were referring to detention centers near the Mexican border where the government has separated children from their families.

Video of the protest shows the demonstrators chanting "ICE raids have got to go."

Police watched while a recorded voice ordered protesters obstructing traffic to leave. About 100 were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, the NYPD said. 

The West Side Highway was shut down temporarily between 22nd Street and 26th Street in Chelsea. 

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