Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Nine Arizona State University students were arrested after they chained themselves to a door near the legislative wing of the Arizona State Capitol.
"PHOENIX Protests continued at the state capitol Tuesday as a controversial immigration bill waits on Arizona Governor Jan Brewers desk.
Arizona senators passed the sweeping bill Monday that is intended to ramp up law enforcement efforts in Arizona.
Tuesday morning, nine Arizona State University students were arrested after they chained themselves to a door near the legislative wing of the Capitol.
The chains were cut by officers and the students were arrested and taken to the Maricopa County Jail.
Attorney Antonio Bustamante, who represents one of the students arrested, says the students chose to chain themselves to the Capitol doors to "block the bigotry that was emanating from the Legislature" and send a message to Gov. Jan Brewer.
The bill passed on Monday by a vote of 17-11."