New Mexico activist Dolores Huerta arrested in California

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A well-known civil rights activist from New Mexico was detained during a protest in California. Dolores Huerta joined others for a labor union demonstration at the Fresno County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

They were speaking out against low wages for in-home caregivers. Sheriff’s deputies took Huerta and seven others into custody after they blocked the entrance to the meeting.

Huerta has been arrested more than a few times during her career as a community activist. In a news release ahead of the meeting, protestors had vowed to engage in “civil disobedience.”

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