July 28, 2010: Opponents of Arizona's new Immigration law are arrested by police in riot gear during a protest in Phoenix.
July 28, 2010: Activists mock Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio while protesting against Arizona's immigration law in Phoenix.
July 28, 2010: The daylong demonstrations across downtown Phoenix came despite a federal judge's last-minute decision to block the most controversial parts of the measure.
July 28, 2010: Demonstrators who had promised nonviolent civil disobedience followed through by peacefully confronting officers, sitting down in the street or crossing police lines.
July 29: Activists used handmade signs to protest Arizona's illegal immigration law in Phoenix.
Demonstrators gathered in the streets of Phoenix, Arizona, Thursday to protest the state's new illegal immigration law. The demonstrations came on the heels of a federal judge's decision to block most of the key measures in the law. At least 50 activists protesting the law were arrested outside the Maricopa County jail in downtown Phoenix.