Tucson protesters attempt to stop detainment

2014-08-10T20:00:00Z 2014-08-10T20:28:09Z Tucson protesters attempt to stop detainmentArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 10, 2014 8:00 pm  • 

A group of protesters attempted to stop the detainment of an immigrant on Sunday by Border Patrol agents.   

At 2:45 p.m. Tucson Police officers pulled over man who made an improper right turn near East 22nd Street and South Columbus Boulevard. Officers discovered he did not have a driver's license and identified himself as an immigrant, said Sgt. Chris Widmer, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department.

The officers then notified Border Patrol agents who arrived and placed the man in an unmarked vehicle, Widmer said.

A number of protesters showed up in an effort to stop the Border Patrol vehicle from leaving and additional Tucson Police officers were called in for crowd control.

In attempts to keep agents and officers from leaving, two protesters got underneath a Border Patrol vehicle and were later removed by agents, Widmer said.

The immigrant left with Border Patrol agents after being moved into another vehicle. No protesters were arrested.

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