Portland Protesters Shut Down ICE, Police Stand Down, Protests Spread
Posted on June 26, 2018
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has sanctioned the siege of the ICE building as police stand down against protesters who aim to abolish ICE. Protesters have built a tent city and the anti-ICE movement is spreading to other cities across America.
Hundreds of protesters in Portland have surrounded the area’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building, not letting anyone in or out, essentially holding the building under siege, and it has closed temporarily. Under normal circumstances, this would be considered domestic terrorism, but the Portland police are standing down and allowing the protesters have free reign to create havoc wherever they go. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler sanctioned the takeover.
The protesters have built a tent city of more than 80 tents, 4 portable bathrooms, 6 couches, a medic’s office, a daycare center and a commissary. The camp is still seeking mental health therapists.
“Occupy ICE” protests have spread to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Utah and Washington state. There is no clear leader, however, Democratic Socialists of America are involved in most states, alongside groups associated with prison abolition, immigration rights and anarchists.
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