Immigrant rights activists blocked traffic on Main Street in front of the Hartford immigration office Monday.
Our nonviolent, civil disobedience was one action among many during a week-long mobilization aimed at starting a new, broad-based movement to restore democracy in the U.S.
Activists have begun a march that they say will culminate with a massive civil disobedience action in the nation's capital.
The anti-deportation event marked a significant moment in coalition-building for immigrants' rights in Chicago.
Rosa Parks risked physical abuse, arrest and jail because she was part of a growing movement of African Americans sick and tired of discrimination and racism.
Demonstrators carrying signs that read "Black Lives Matter" and wearing "Justice for Mike Brown" t-shirts gathered at the Old Courthouse downtown Monday morning.
"Is this what we have come to? Divided up, as working people, based on where we came from? The president must halt the 1,000 daily deportations."
The protest, organized by United We Dream, was to "protect Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of civil rights for all, including the immigrant community."
A protest grew to 3,000 once it reached the gates of the Chevron refinery, and 209 were subsequently arrested in a sit-down act of non-violent civil disobedience.
Over 4,000 North Carolinians came together during the first day of the workweek to protest and participate in acts of civil disobedience.