Ryan Pickrell on June 28, 2018
Federal officers in riot gear took federal action Thursday to reopen a Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Portland, Oregon.
Authorities “initiated a law enforcement action to reopen the federal facility” on SW Macadam Avenue at approximately 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Federal Protective Service spokesman Robert Sperling told local outlet KGW8 in a prepared statement.
Authorities blocked off the road and began driving out the demonstrators and dismantling their camp, Oregon Live reports.
Officers are loading up a couch. #OccupyICEPDX pic.twitter.com/YW0UQXDv4Z
— Jim Ryan (@Jimryan015) June 28, 2018
Protesters tried to form a human chain to block off the building, but they backed down when law enforcement asked them to move.
Police detained several protesters, including several individuals that refused to cooperate, according to another local outlet KATU News, citing a Department of Homeland Security official. Police are not removing all the protesters, merely those occupying federal property.
The activists, which are determined to abolish ICE, remain undeterred.
DHS is currently clearing the front of the building, arresting the people who were chained up and threatening people with felony charges. We are here holding shit down and we’re not going anywhere. Arrest us today, we’ll grow stronger tomorrow! #OccupyICEPDX
— Abolish I.C.E PDX (@OccupyICEPDX) June 28, 2018
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The movement began over a week ago when hundreds of protesters descended on the facility to protest the Trump administration’s decision to fully enforce U.S. immigration laws, eventually closing down local ICE operations at that facility. As the “zero tolerance” approach has, in some cases, resulted in the separation of illegal immigrant families, many have condemned efforts to curb illegal immigration as a human rights atrocity.
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I think the protesters of our borders and the nations defense should be given the opportunity to change places with illegal immigrants. If they are willing to break laws and thereby incite violence they should lose their citizenship. Certainly they should at least lose the right to vote..
Do you think these people actually vote? Or do they do their voting by protesting and causing riots?
Isn’t it about time we start truly enforcing the laws of this country. Not just the ones everyone likes but the ones the majority of us feel we need to keep our nation actually our nation.
NO WAY should ICE be dismantled, there is still too much to do to straighten up what Obama did.
huh? thee people are antif members, antifa was declared a terrorist orgainzation at lest 6 months ago, every single one of thm should hAve been arrested and charged with domestic terrorism!
When I was looking at the pictures earlier today, I was struck by how many of these “brave individuals” (haha) felt the need to cover their faces. If you have any conviction for the protest then show your face, if this is just a fun happening then hide your face from your employer or mom.
I say, arrest them, those convicted, throw the BOOK at them as a warning to the rest of the crazy rioters!
They should all be arrested and thrown in jail with their beloved illegals.
throw all the demonstrators in the cell with the illegals…
Arrest Soros’s paid puppets. Very likely not a one is from Oregon!
About time LAWS that are on the books are ENFORCED and these invaders are rounded up. DEPORT ALL and ANY Illegal taken into custody NOW!!!!! NO trail, ILLEGALS means you are here WITHOUT authorization……
Give the protesters what they want. Reconnect them with their “mothers” and then deport them all to Central America, so they can go make the illegals a safe place to stay. Or shut the Fark up. I was taught that if you are not part of the cure, you are part of the problem.
THESE RIOTERS ARE PAID ORGANIZERS JUST LIKE NOBAMA STARTED OUT STARTING RIOTS. THE LEFT HAS NO MESSAGE EXCEPT THEY HATE TRUMP. IT WILL NEVER MATTER HOW WELL HE DOES FOR OUR COUNTRY THEY WILL STILL HATE HIM.
Typical unhinged Democrap’s screaming “shame.” The only shame here is on you libturds & your hateful behavior.
Every last one of those protesters need to be arrested, not just a few. Seems to me that when the law is enforce certain people are acting like toddlers, they seemed to be fine when the law is broken. I don’t know what it will take for these people to understand LAWS are not made to be broken…
It is so embarrassing to be from a State where Portlandia is allowed to exist. I wonder if Trump will have some wall left over to prevent the Californication of Oregon by Portlandia.
Finally this is really getting out of hand and these protesting idiots do not have any real idea what they are protesting aBOUT
AntiFa is strong in Portlandia. The difference between their tactics and the Brownshirts is they wear a different mask to cloak their crimes. They are stalking and harrassing. They are trolling in the real world. Trolling for an emotional response hidden behind a mask [fake profile] like ANTIFA or the KKK is juvenile. They are not the Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, Guy Fawkes, or the Dark Knight. They are not going to be missed at work, though. I am sure their employers will sell just as many fries.
I’m pretty sure that if they’ve been at this for eight days,none of these idiots have a job.A dollar says that one of Soros’ outfits promised to pay them so much a day.Of course they’ll be a little mad when they realize they’ve been had when they don’t get any money.Worse yet,when they realize they have to post their own bail and pay their own fines.That’s when we get to sit back and laugh at them!
If they have broke the law lock them up.
The jail is already filled with illegal aliens there on CRIMINAL charges. They have been known to cite and release for burglary in Portlandia because of that.