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Immigration Activists Chain Themselves To Federal Building Gates

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Eight immigration activists have been taken into custody after they locked arms and two of them chained themselves to gates outside the offices of federal immigration authorities in downtown Atlanta.  (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

Eight immigration activists have been taken into custody after they locked arms and two of them chained themselves to gates outside the offices of federal immigration authorities in downtown Atlanta. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

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ATLANTA (AP) — Eight immigration activists have been taken into custody after they locked arms and two of them chained themselves to gates outside the offices of federal immigration authorities in downtown Atlanta.

Four protesters formed a human chain with their arms linked in front of each of two gates behind the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building late Tuesday morning. The two people at the end of each chain had a bicycle lock around their necks to lock them to the gates.

Several dozen supporters chanted “Not One More.” They are protesting deportations of people who are in the country illegally.

Information on possible charges faced by the eight protesters was not immediately available.

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