Protesters nabbed for lying down on George Washington Bridge

Protesters blocked the upper level of the George Washington Bridge Wednesday morning during rush hour
WABC Protesters blocked the upper level of the George Washington Bridge Wednesday morning during rush hour
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27 October, 2016

Ten people protesting in support of immigrants' rights were arrested Wednesday after chaining themselves to the bridge, causing up to 90-minute delays for drivers during the busy NY morning commute. Traffic cameras showed bumper-to-bumper traffic barely inching along.

The inbound upper level was closed for only 15 minutes, but the damage was done.

"Get the f- out of the road, are you f--g kidding me?" one man is seen yelling at the protesters.

One driver ripped the banner from the protesters. Ten protesters were arrested, Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said. Police quickly detained the small group and traffic began moving again about 15 minutes.

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The group, organized by The Laundry Workers Center, was referred to online as #WeAreVisible protestors demanding equal rights for immigrants and political power for marginalized communities.

The protesters' affiliation was not known, Pentangelo said. "The immigrant community is exhausted of being in the shadows", Laundry Workers Center co-director Mahoma López said in a statement on the website.

Lopez said Obama won the election last time round because of support from immigrants and the black vote, and through promises of immigration reform - although nothing happened except the Obama administration deporting more immigrants than in the entire history of the United States. The group has also planned a rally in Union Square Park for Wednesday night, according to its Facebook page.


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