NYC Councilman Arrested After DACA Protesters Shut Down the Brooklyn Bridge

Brittany M. Hughes | September 6, 2017
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A New York city councilman was among dozens of protesters arrested Tuesday for blocking traffic to promote amnesty for illegal aliens.

Because nothing says “Please give us what we want” quite like screwing up a whole bunch of people’s already irritating evening commute in a busy city.

A total of 34 people were arrested outside of Trump Tower throughout the afternoon Tuesday, where activists were protesting in support of former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an initiative that granted temporary amnesty to about 800,000 illegal aliens brought to the United States as children. President Donald Trump announced his administration would begin phasing out the program this week.

Later Tuesday evening, another 13 protesters were arrested, including New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, when protesters shut down the Brooklyn Bridge by literally sitting on their butts and refusing to move.

We're shutting down the Brooklyn Bridge to #defendDACA! pic.twitter.com/85tlbSb8LA

— NYIC (@thenyic) September 5, 2017

It’s not the first time Rodruiguez – who, according to the New York Post, is contending for the position of city council speaker – has begged for attention by getting himself arrested during a left-wing protest. A few years ago, he was arrested during an Occupy Wall Street rally after getting into a physical altercation with a female NYC cop.

Despite protesters causing unavoidable frustration for evening commuters trying to get home to their families, and creating serious and potentially deadly obstacles for emergency vehicles, New York City is still New York City. Authorities explained that those arrested Tuesday wouldn’t be fingerprinted unless they refused to cooperate with police – and no fingerprinting means those illegal aliens who were arrested for blocking traffic won’t have the incident reported to immigration officials.

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