Protestors blocked the Golden Gate Bridge throughout morning rush hour demanding that Senate Democrats defend immigrant households.
The Bay Space Coalition for Financial Justice and Citizenship for All mentioned in a press launch that they had been pushing Democrats to take motion to guard immigrant rights as dozens of undocumented immigrants and activist allies risked arrest as their protest shut down northbound visitors on the enduring bridge.
Shortly earlier than 7am, the protesters left their automobiles carrying banners whereas chanting, urging Congress to create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants within the US.
Commuters had been held again for round an hour because the group requested for immigration reform.
“We’re escalating our actions and our undocumented households are risking arrest and presumably deportation to ship the message we will not wait,” DACA recipient Luis Angel Reyes Savalza advised the San Francisco Chronicle.
A number of the activists had been issued citations, however it didn’t seem as if anybody was arrested following the civil disobedience.
“The immigrant neighborhood has endured a politics of worry from each Democrats and Republicans over the past 20 years, from horrific household separations to for-profit detention which has skyrocketed past recognition, inhumane therapy inside detention centres and caging kids on the border,” Mr Reyes Savalza advised the paper.
The protest, organized by the Motion for Citizenship for All and the Bay Space Coalition for Financial Justice and Citizenship for All, ended shortly earlier than 8am.