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Illegal alien protesters at DNC released from jail

By AP Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ten people who identified themselves as illegal immigrants have been released from a Charlotte jail after they were arrested while protesting for immigration reform near the Democratic National Convention.

A Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman says the protesters were charged Tuesday with impeding traffic and released on $2,000 bond. They had been arrested the previous day after they sat in an intersection blocks from where convention events were taking place.

The protesters had traveled to Charlotte in a colorful passenger bus emblazoned with butterflies and the slogan, "No Papers No Fear."

Police did not confirm the protesters' immigration status. The county is part of a program that screens and reports illegal immigrants to federal authorities.

The protesters say they knew they were risking deportation but wanted to draw attention to the issue.

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  1. bulldognumba10Comment by bulldognumba10
    September 5, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    I wonder if the DNC posted the bond?

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  2. lizzietookanaxeComment by lizzietookanaxe
    September 5, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    ILLEGAL is not a race, it’s a CRIME! Deport all illegals and their anchor whelps!

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  3. drsiqueComment by drsique
    September 5, 2012 @ 6:43 pm

    What is this, just a sign o’ the times??? They should have been released directly into Sheriff Joe’s tent city, issued pink underwear and scheduled for deportation. This whole friggin’ country is upside down and Obama ain’t helping. I don’t give a fig who you voted for in 2008. The time has come(and gone in my opinion) to remove this amateur from the peoples White House and give someone who loves his country a shot at doing the right thing. Nuff Said

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  4. slickzipComment by slickzip
    September 6, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    Of course they were turned loose , they are ODUMBA voters ,,,,,,

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