Commuters should expect road closures 12th Avenue and West 22nd Street. The West Side Highway and West 26th Street have since reopened.
Video shows dozens of demonstrators sitting in the middle of the highway, linking arms and chanting, “ICE lurks here.”
Some held signs that read “close the camps” and “ICE hides here.”
Video shows a heavy NYPD presence as an automated voice advises protesters to move to the sidewalks.
“You are unlawfully in the roadway and obstructing vehicular traffic. You are ordered to leave the roadway,” the automated command repeats.
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