THE BRONX - A New York City councilman from The Bronx and six pastors were arrested today while protesting the city's ban on religious institutions using public spaces.

Councilman Fernando Cabrera and the pastors launched their protest after the city's decision to evict Infinity NY Church from the Bronx River Houses.

The prayer protest was organized by Pastor Dimas Salaberrios, of Infinity NY Church.

In an interview with News 12 The Bronx after being released from police custody, Cabrera said having services in public spaces such as the Bronx River Houses does not violate the spirit of the separation of church and state laid out in the U.S. Constitution.

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