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Federal Officers In Riot Gear Descend On ICE Facility In Portland, Kick Out Protesters

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.

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.

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!

  • 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......

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