Adriana Lara, sister of Cesar Lara Rios, covers her face as she’s overcome during a protest at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Harrisonburg on Wednesday. Rios, who had been slated for deportation, was freed hours after the protest. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Area residents and family members of Cesar Lara Rios gather at Immigrations and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Harrisonburg on Wednesday to protest his scheduled deportation, after he was reportedly detained while picking up firewood. The protesters said the deportation threat was unfair, since city resident Rios had no criminal record and had been living in Harrisonburg for five years. Later in the day, he was released.