Two protestors arrested during immigration law demonstration in Los Angeles plan to sue the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), claiming violation of their civil rights.
The incident took place outside a federal building in downtown Los Angeles, where activists Eaton and his girlfriend Wendy were organizing the protest.
According to the protestors and their attorneys, tensions escalated when security and DHS officers confronted them about a reporter’s car.
The activists allege that excessive force was used against them, violating their First Amendment rights to freedom of speech.
They have initiated legal proceedings to file a lawsuit against DHS and two of its officers.
The protestors claim they suffered injuries, with one alleging the use of a stun gun, and have been hospitalized with bruises.
The activists argue that such mistreatment creates a chilling effect, discouraging others from speaking out on matters of public concern.
Their lawyers plan to seek compensation for their injuries.
The DHS has not yet responded to the allegations.