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Thu Jul 4, 2019, 05:40 PM

Protesters 'detained and cited' after trying to disrupt Fourth of July parade in Philadelphia

Thirty-three protesters were detained and cited after a crowd of nearly 300 people sought to disrupt the Salute to America parade in Center City on Fourth of July.

The group of protesters included Philadelphia Jewish community members, immigrant leaders and allies, who gathered outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility located near the corner of 8th and Cherry streets to highlight the conditions of undocumented immigrants in the United States.

They marched to 6th and Market streets, where they sat in the street to block the parade route.

The protesters were detained and cited at the intersection for “obstructing a highway," Philadelphia police said Thursday. Police reported no injuries or property damage.

Read more: https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/fourth-of-july-parade-protest-immigration-policy-ice-20190704.html

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