Police say protesters gathered outside the San Francisco International Airport Wednesday night to protest the passage of a measure by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to limit sanctuary cities.
Protesters say the law is a threat to immigrants and threatens to end their ability to freely travel.
The protesters, many wearing masks, shouted “No sanctuary!” and held signs with the words “Trump is a racist” and “No to racism.”
The San Francisco Examiner reports: At least 10 protesters were arrested at the protest.
At least one of the protesters has been charged with resisting arrest, which carries a $2,000 fine.
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that one of those arrested was a man who told police he was wearing a mask to protect himself and his family.
A police spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The San Jose Mercury News reports that demonstrators have also gathered outside San Francisco’s airport to demand that city police provide information about people who have been released from jails under the sanctuary cities law.
San Francisco city officials have defended the law, saying it’s aimed at deterring illegal immigration.
Critics have said the law will not do that and may even be used as a pretext to target immigrants.
The measure passed the city council with overwhelming support last week, but it faces a legal challenge by the city’s immigrant rights group, San Francisco Immigrant Justice Center.
The group is challenging a ruling by San Jose Superior Court Judge Anthony D. Mariano to bar the city from enforcing the law.
The case is scheduled to go to the full council on Thursday.