While the Senate was working toward an agreement to end the government shutdown, some DACA recipients in California tried to block a Disneyland entrance in protest, according to the Los Angeles Times.
A small group of about 15 "Dreamers" and their supporters stood in the street on a crosswalk, blocking a vehicle entrance to the park.
Before long, police had moved them from the crosswalk to the sidewalk, and after less than an hour, the protest was over.
“The group is only about 20 people, who have been peaceful,” a Disneyland spokesperson said in an email Monday morning to the Times. “Disneyland is operating as normal today.”
The protesters arrived at 10 a.m. and were gone by 10:40.
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What were they protesting?
A primary reason for the government shutdown was the Democrats insistence on the inclusion of a solution to protect the DACA recipients to go along with spending legislation to fund the government.
The Disneyland protesters were reportedly chanting “No dream! No deal!” expressing their desire for the Democrats to hold firm until the Republicans conceded the issue.
The Senate came to a deal to reopen the government shortly after, pushing the issue of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program into February.