MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Ten people were arrested for civil disobedience on Monday while temporarily blocking the entrance to PortMiami while protesting Haitian deportations.
Dozens of people took part in the so-called ‘Rally 4 Citizenship’ protest.READ MORE: CBS4 Investigates: Man Accused Of Killing Ryan Rogers Could Have Faced Two Decades In Prison For Prior Crime
Wearing “protect Black immigrants” T-shirts and literally using their bodies to block the road, the group urged Vice President Kamala Harris to use her power as presiding officer over the Senate to create a pathway to citizenship in the Build Back Better plan that they said millions deserve.READ MORE: Glenneisha Darkins Perseveres During Art Week Despite Challenges
The group blocked traffic near the Torch of Friendship for several hours.MORE NEWS: New Warning For Parents Regarding Omicron COVID-19 Variant
The Torch of Friendship was built in 1960 to signify the passageway for immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean to the U.S.