Nearly 100 protestors arrested during demonstration outside (ICE) office where they shut down part of highway.

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Nearly 100 protesters in New York were arrested on Saturday at a demonstration outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office, where they closed part of a major highway.

The protesters sat down and tied their guns in the middle of the West Side Highway near 26th Street, stopping traffic in both directions.

The highway appeared to be closed for about an hour before the reopening of the lanes.

ICE has been given careful consideration in the light of reports of the separation of migrant families at the US-Mexico border and unhygienic conditions in places of detention. Many Republicans have blamed the policies put in place under President Obama's administration.

Those arrested on Saturday were charged with disorderly conduct and released.