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Immigration protest blocks Hot Metal Bridge intersection on Pittsburgh’s South Side

More than 100 people chanted and carried signs as they shut down an intersection at the Hot Metal Bridge on Monday afternoon.

Organizers said they were making a statement about the immigration policy of the Trump administration.

“It shouldn’t have taken little kids crying in cages for kids to wake up and realize that this is happening on a daily basis, so separation — whether it’s at the border or at someone’s house at 6 o’clock in the morning, while their father’s being taken from their arms — is not acceptable,” said Monica Ruiz, a community organizer with Casa San Jose in Pittsburgh.

The peaceful demonstration began outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office on the South Side and lasted about 90 minutes in its entirety.

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