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Protesters Surround the San Francisco Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office After Immigration Arrests

By Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED New Fix

More than 200 protesters surrounded the offices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in downtown San Francisco Wednesday and closed the area to traffic, after the federal agency arrested more than 150 people in Northern and Central California this week.

About half of the immigrants arrested since Sunday have criminal backgrounds, according to an agency statement, which said the agency is targeting people it considers a threat to public safety. But protesters denounced the operation as a move that terrorizes communities and separates families.

Read the complete story at KQED New Fix.