- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department says eight protesters advocating for immigrants’ rights have been arrested for blocking the entrance of Trump Tower.

The NYPD says some of them had chained themselves to the front of the building Wednesday.

The protesters wore T-shirts marking their affiliation with an immigrant-rights group called Cosecha. The group’s website says it is fighting for permanent protection, dignity and respect for immigrants in the country illegally.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump lives in Trump Tower and runs his campaign there.

Trump was in Mexico on Wednesday for a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Wednesday’s protest happened three weeks after 19-year-old Stephen Rogata was arrested while trying to scale Trump Tower.

Rogata was arraigned Aug. 17 on charges including criminal trespass and reckless endangerment.


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