- Associated Press - Thursday, April 13, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A protest over U.S. immigration policies has ended with several dozen arrests at a federal prison in downtown Los Angeles.

Civil rights activists and clergy from several faiths gathered Thursday at the Metropolitan Detention Center to protest what they called harsh arrest and deportation policies that have intensified under the Trump administration.

Organizers say the protest was planned in the spirit of the Passover and Easter holidays.

It included obstructing the driveway to the detention center.

Police say 35 people were arrested for failing to heed an order to disperse after officers declared an unlawful assembly.

No injuries are reported.

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