News of activist’s detention leads to NYC supporter arrests

  • Protesters arrested demonstrating against the detention of prominent immigration activist Ravi Ragbir shout slogans as police prepare to lead them to squad cars, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in New York. According to his attorney, Ragbir, a citizen of Trinidad, was handcuffed and detained by the federal government during a scheduled immigration check-in in lower Manhattan Thursday. Ragbir has been fighting deportation for years. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • Protesters shout slogans and sing to support other protesters arrested demonstrating against the detention of prominent immigration rights activist Ravi Ragibr, who was detained by the federal government during a scheduled check-in at the Immigration Customs and Enforcement office in Lower Manhattan, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in New York. Ragbir, a citizen of Trinidad, has been fighting deportation after a fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • Demonstrators arrested protesting the detention of detained Ravi Ragbir, a prominent immigration activist, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2017, in New York. New York City police have arrested more than a dozen people, including two councilmen, in protests over the detention of the activist. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • A protester holds a sign demanding the release of detained Ravi Ragbir, a prominent immigration activist, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2017, in New York. New York City police have arrested 18 people, including two councilmen, in protests over the detention of the activist. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • A New York City police officer leads protester Monica Hunken into a squad car after she was arrested along with other people demonstrating against the detention of prominent immigration rights activist Ravi Ragbir, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, outside City Hall in New York. Ragbir’s attorney Alina Das said her client, a citizen of Trinidad who has been fighting deportation after a fraud conviction, was handcuffed and led away Thursday during a scheduled check-in with immigration officials in lower Manhattan. Federal immigration officials did not immediately provide information on his status to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK— New York City police have arrested 18 people, including two councilmen, in protests over the detention of a prominent immigration activist.

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