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Arrests at protest at John Faso's Kinderhook office

Dec 19, 2017 12:04 am
Several members of the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement reported several arrests of protesters at a sit-in at Rep. John Faso's Kinderhook office Dec. 18. Facebook Live video on the activist group's website shows police taking away at least one of the protesters gathered to advocate for Faso's support of the Clean DREAM Act. The proposed law would allow children of immigrants in the country illegally to stay in the United States. Faso supports two versions of the bill, but activists prefer the stronger Clean DREAM Act. In April, Faso co-sponsored the BRIDGE Act. About a dozen activists took over the meeting room in Faso's Kinderhook office Dec. 18, chanting and playing music. WGXC's partner station in Troy, WOOC-LP, interviewed Gloria Martinez, a young organizer with the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement who called in from Faso's office during the protest. Click here to play a brief excerpt of Martinez talking about four arrests at Faso's office.