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19 immigrant-rights activists arrested at Suffolk jail

Nineteen advocates for immigrants were arrested Thursday after blocking the entrance to the Suffolk County House of Correction in a dramatic call for a halt to deportations.

Advocates have held vigils at the Boston jail for years, but on Thursday, men and women knelt in front of the jail’s main entrance, locked arms, and refused to budge despite officers’ orders to move.

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