LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police detained protesters who shut down an intersection while calling for protection for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as kids.

Authorities declared an unlawful assembly after a handful of marchers set up metal platforms and blocked traffic on the city’s west side Thursday morning.

Thursday is the last day for people to renew work permits under the government program known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

DACA has shielded immigrants from deportation but is now nearing its end.

After officers detained protesters in the street, a few dozen demonstrators lined sidewalks holding signs and chanting “stop deportation.”

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