As we reported yesterday, four people were arrested at yesterday's protest against the 287(g) policy that blocked in intersection of Gay St. and E. Hill Ave. Retired law professor Fran Ansley was among those released (Undocubus rider Maria Huerta and Maricela Lou were also released), but Alejandro Guizar, whom Metro Pulse reported on earlier this month, remains at the Knox County jail, according to a press release.
At yesterday evening's rally and march, which began at Krutch Park, Ansley said she didn't know why she, Huerta, and Lou had been released when Guizar was not.
"We don't know why," she said. "We don't know if it's because he has an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) hold."
Ansley said that after she gave police officers her name and address, she was released without having to post bond, probably because officers know where they can find her, she said. Guizar, however, has no driver's license, and thus no way to prove his address, Ansley said. But, she added, his sacrifice is a noble one.
"He was trying to take risks to improve our society," Ansley said.