12 arrested in San Bernardino immigration protest 

Police say a dozen people have been arrested at a San Bernardino a protest for immigrant rights after they allegedly blocked streets in front of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office.

Capt. Gwendolyn Waters says about 50 demonstrators gathered in front of City Hall and later moved to the federal immigration office to protest Tuesday afternoon.

Waters says police weren't given prior notice of the protest.

Protest organizers say they oppose a federal program that trains state and local officers to perform federal immigration enforcement duties.

The arrested protesters were held on suspicion of unlawful assembly and refusal to disperse, both misdemeanors.

Waters says two of those arrested were minors, both 17 years old. They were held for release to their parents.

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