LAPD Interceding in Illegal Downtown Protest Against Arizona's Immigration Law
About a dozen members of the group We Are All Arizona have chained themselves together in a circle and are lying in the street right near Alameda and the 101 Freeway in Downtown Los Angeles. They are protesting Arizona's controversial SB 1070.
The gathering is considered unlawful, as the protesters did not obtain a permit for the event, however they say this is "act of civil disobedience" and that they "wanted to cause chaos and problems for people," according to a live broadcast on KTLA.
In response, the LAPD have been in negotiation with the protest organizers, and have blocked off the streets to traffic. Right now they are in the process of working with the protesters to bring the demonstration to a peaceful end, and have brought in a team of experts to help dismantle the handcuffs and chains and take the protesters into custody.