Protesters cuffed as immigration tweaks passed
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Four demonstrators protesting against Alabama's toughest-in-the-nation immigration law were led away in handcuffs after they tried to block entrance to the state Senate chamber.
The four were cuffed Wednesday as the Senate voted to approve changes to the immigration law.
Seven of those protesters sat in front of the chamber's entrance and linked arms. They shouted slogans advocating for repeal of the law and sang spirituals. When they refused directions to move, they were dragged out of the way by security guards. Police officers handcuffed four while three were left in the hallway.
Mary Bauer with the Southern Poverty Law Center was one of the protesters who was not handcuffed. She says she believes there will be further protests when the House votes.