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Dozen arrested in Chicago protesting Obama’s aggressive deportation policies

Twelve undocumented youth locked arms, blocked traffic and were ultimately arrested in Chicago on Wednesday morning in an act of civil disobedience designed to protest the Obama administration’s aggressive deportation policies.

Seated around a banner emblazoned with Obama campaign logos and the number 400,000—representing the number of people scheduled to be deported this year under a White House quota—the dozen activists formed a human chain, their arms linked inside plastic pipes, and sat down in the street outside the Chicago Hilton where the president in scheduled to attend a campaign fundraiser in the evening.

“Undocumented … Unafraid!” the protesters chanted as law enforcement began to gather.

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