SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say nine people were arrested at a protest of U.S. immigration policy that blocked a downtown Seattle street and disrupted traffic for nearly two hours.

KOMO reports that the protesters, with the Northwest Detention Center Resistance, said they are opposed to the deportation of undocumented immigrants. Nine of the activists blocked the street at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and locked themselves together with handcuffs wrapped inside PVC pipe, chicken wire and duct tape - and sat in the middle of the pavement.

The six men and three women arrested were later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of pedestrian interference.