Demonstrators gather at Bergen County Courthouse; seek justice after 11 arrested during December protest
Demonstrators gathered at the Bergen County Courthouse Tuesday seeking justice after 11 people were arrested in December during a protest demanding freedom for immigrants on hunger strike at the county jail.
Demonstrators are asking the Bergen County prosecutor to drop all charges against protesters who say they were treated unfairly.
"He dragged me out of the car with no warrant and no warrant was made until I was processed into jail already in a jail cell,” says Lizbeth Vazquez, of Yonkers. “My family, my friends, my community were put under so much stress. They had to work hard because the prosecutor wanted to hold me indefinitely."
Protesters claim police pushed and assaulted them.