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Undocumented Activists Arrested Near DNC After Cross-Country Journey for Immigration Reform

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Published on Sep 5, 2012

DemocracyNow.org - One of the first acts of civil disobedience at the Democratic National Convention took place Tuesday just outside the Time Warner Cable Center when a group of 10 undocumented activists rode into uptown Charlotte aboard the "No Papers, No Fear Ride for Justice " bus and blocked traffic. The activists have been riding aboard the "Undocubus" protesting the Obama administration's immigration policies for the past six weeks. They took part in Tuesday's protest knowing they could face deportation if arrested. Democracy Now! was there when the activists left the bus and marched to the site of the Democratic National Convention. We then spoke to Tania Unzueta, whose father, mother and sister were arrested during the action and possibly face deportation.

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