CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — The charges against 16 people who protested outside a Rhode Island detention facility used by federal immigration officials have been dismissed.
The Providence Journal reports the protesters agreed to make donations or do community service work. In exchange, the disorderly conduct charges were dismissed Thursday. Most donated to groups that help immigrant communities.
The protest was part of a national campaign by the national Jewish youth movement Never Again.
About 200 people protested the Trump administration's immigration policies at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls last week.
Eighteen people were arrested for blocking vehicle access to the facility, including former state Rep. Aaron Regunberg.
Regunberg says they're committed to continuing to speak up.
Two people who couldn't make it to court Thursday are expected to take the same deal.