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Police Keep Sides Apart During Immigration Protest

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Police officers in Phoenix, Ariz. look on as protesters rally. (Photo by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Police officers in Phoenix, Ariz. look on as protesters rally. (Photo by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

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PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police stepped in to keep things peaceful outside Sen. John McCain’s office when pushing and shoving began between some immigration legislation opponents and counter protesters.

The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/14w7qNa ) reports that several officers who already were on hand reacted to the pushing and shoving by moving to stand between the groups to keep things from escalating.

No one was arrested during the protest Tuesday.

The opponents of the legislation pending in Congress were taking a turn in demonstrating outside McCain’s office.

Supporters of legislation to change immigration laws have held events there for months.

McCain is among senators championing the bill.

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