days after a violent riot broke out in Portland, the result of
clashes between antifa and a right-wing conservative group, on
Tuesday protests again turned violent, this time in the city of
brotherly love, as activists were taken into custody on the streets
of Philadelphia as they were called for the abolishment of U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The protests took place in front
of the ICE office on 8th and Cherry Streets in Center City, according
to CBS Philadelphia.
video captured police and some activists clashing while officers were
clearing an encampment outside the ICE building on Tuesday afternoon.
to Philadelphia police, 29 arrests were made and they were issued
failure to disperse citations. Two people sustained minor scrapes and
bruises during the arrests, as one was taken to the hospital.
Protesters had been out since Monday afternoon
to an organizer, the small but resilient protest group has donations
of cold water and food coming in constantly because the goal is to be
out here in front of ICE’s office indefinitely until certain
demands are met.
a national level, they have been calling for an end to mass
deportations and to abolish ICE. This is a new movement that has
sprung up saying the agency has gone rogue and needs to be replaced.
protesters also want to end family detentions and close a detention
center in Berks County. They say what we are seeing at the border is
also happening in our backyard and it needs to stop.
they are calling for the City of Philadelphia to have no cooperation
policy with ICE.