15 Arrested in Civil Disobedience Action Led by Immigrant Youth

Story tools

A A AResize



Fifteen demonstrators, including four DACA recipients, were arrested Wednesday in Austin, Texas, part of a new wave of protests that the groups involved described as "the first civil disobedience action of the Trump era."

The protest was presented as the first step in a "new strategy" to force the country to respond to the attacks on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and mass deportations.

“As DACAmented [immigrants], we want to show that we stopped being afraid a long time ago, when we came out of the shadows. Now we have a new motto, #OutragedandUnfraid," activists said in a statement release by the new organization Movimiento Cosecha.

Update: The four DACA recipients arrested were released late Wednesday night, according to Movimiento Cosecha. The 11 others were released in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Read more