On Tuesday, the arrests on Capitol Hill totaled 116 people, immigrant groups reported. Several dozen people chained themselves together and blocked midday traffic. Police labored to sever the chains in order to arrest the demonstrators. Others were arrested during a sit-in at the offices of Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.
“We believe that we will win!” the demonstrators chanted.
This happened as about 900 young immigrants protested inaction by Congress to pass legislation to give them permanent legal status the United States.