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5 Arrested After Golden Gate Bridge Traffic Blocked for Immigration Protest

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Immigration advocates temporarily stopped traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge Thursday morning to call on the U.S. Senate to include a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

At least five people were arrested and four vehicles were towed during the protest, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Dozens of vehicles slowed to a stop in the northbound lanes of the bridge around 7 a.m. and plan to be there until about 8 a.m. to call on Congress to pass legislation that helps immigrants.

Peter Woiwode, speaking on behalf of the protesters and the Bay Area Coalition for Economic Justice and Citizenship for All, said law enforcement was on site as of 7:15 a.m., "but we're holding firm."

Traffic began moving in the southbound direction at about 7:30 a.m., and the northbound lanes of the bridge reopened at about 7:45 a.m.

No other information about the protest was immediately available, but organizers are also planning a noon rally in San Jose.

This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.

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