Police made at least eight arrests during protest against immigration detention, with more protests expected this week
Memphis police made at least eight arrests during a protest against immigration detention on Tuesday afternoon outside the city jail.
More than a dozen demonstrators in faux prison jumpsuits and shackles were crossing the street in a crosswalk when officers began making what appeared to be targeted arrests directed at well-known protesters in the city.
“They know who they’re looking for,” said Naomi Van Tol, a member of the Memphis Coalition of Concerned Citizens (C3), which was involved in organizing the protest. “It’s obviously targeted.”
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