The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Three protesters who were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct during an immigration rally at the State Capitol appeared in court Wednesday morning. All three were granted signature bonds; their attorney, Parage Shah, said he expected them to be released Wednesday afternoon. Three other protesters were released into the custody of their parents because they are juveniles
Vino Wong, email@example.com Capitol State Police arrested Leidy Solis for blocking the intersection of Washington Street and Martin Luther King Jr. in front of Georgia State Capitol Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Solis came to the United States when she was 2, and she is undocumented.
Vino Wong, firstname.lastname@example.org Undocumented youth risk arrest and even deportation as protest at the corner of Washington Street and Martin Luther King Jr. in front of the Georgia State Capitol Tuesday, June 28, 2011. All six were led away in handcuffs by Capitol police not long after blocking the busy intersection. Vino Wong email@example.com
Vino Wong, firstname.lastname@example.org Dulce Guerrero chants “undocumented, unafraid” at the state Capitol on Tuesday, June 28, 2011.
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About 200 protesters , mostly students, rallied at the Capitol Tuesday against House bill 87, the immigration legislation that goes into effect Friday.
Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said the protesters were asked to move from the intersection several times before they were arrested.
Dulce Guerrero of Atlanta, who spoke to WSB Radio’s Pete Combs before she was detained by police, said she was ready to take a stand against the bill.
“I know they’re going to arrest me and I’m here today for them to arrest me,” she said. “I could risk deportation. I could be sent back to a country I don’t know, but I’m here and I’m willing to risk it all. I’m here to show the governor and my community that I’m not going to stay quiet.”
In addition to Guerrero, two other adults and three juveniles were arrested. The adults were Jessica Vasquez, 18, of Atlanta and Felipe Baeza, 24, of New York.