They protested against the transfer of local prisoners to Federal supervision.
Police in California has arrested about a dozen demonstrators who chained themselves to the gate of the home of democratic Governor Gavin Newsom in Fair Oaks.
They protested against the transfer of local prisoners to the supervision of immigration and customs enforcement officers.
A spokesman for the California highway patrol told that 10 to 14 demonstrators were arrested for trespassing. According to some reports, illegal immigrant activists and lawyers defending the rights of immigrants are among those arrested.
Activists also advocate for mass pardons of many prisoners in the state, arguing that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is a threat to life in cramped prison facilities.