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Protesters Arrested Outside of New Jersey Immigration Detention Center

Several demonstrators have been arrested while protesting outside of an immigration detention center in New Jersey. 

Five activists blocking a street with a sign reading "No More Deportations" and wearing butterfly wings were arrested on Thursday outside of the Elizabeth Detention Center. All are expected to be released, given that they clear a background check, officials from the Elizabeth Police Department said.

More than 100 protesters lined the street outside of the detention center. They chanted against recent raids by federal immigration authorities and against President Donald Trump's proposed wall on the Mexican border. 

The protesters face charges related to obstruction. They were taken away with their hands in zip ties and placed into the back of a police van. Police say they are expected to be released unless background checks reveal prior records.

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