News Tom Cat Bakery’s threat to fire immigrant workers sparks protest, arrests Protesters chained themselves to Tom Cat Bakery delivery trucks on April 21, 2017, police said. Photo Credit: @brandworkers via Twitter By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org @ncb417 Updated April 21, 2017 11:02 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Four people were arrested early Friday morning after they chained themselves to a Queens bakery’s delivery truck to show their support of immigrant workers, police said. Tom Cat Bakery in Long Island City alerted about 31 workers in March that they would be fired if they did not show legal authorization to work in the United States. The deadline to produce those documents was Friday, according to Brandworkers, the group that organized the protest. The small group of protesters called for a “Day Without Bread,” gathering outside the bakery Thursday night. They chained themselves to delivery trucks and laid down under the vehicles overnight, attempting to prevent them from making their morning deliveries. The four arrests occurred at about 4 a.m., police said. The individuals were charged with disorderly conduct, they said. The bakery was audited by the Department of Homeland Security, which revealed that there were some employees without documentation to work in the country. That audit began in December, according to the bakery’s lawyer, William Wachtel. Wachtel did not immediately respond to a request for comment about Friday’s protest. By Nicole Brown email@example.com @ncb417 Nicole Brown is the Internet News Manager at amNY.com, covering local news since 2016. She has written for MSNBC.com and was editor-in-chief of NYU’s Washington Square News. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.