1 arrested following protest at ICE office on Detroit's east side

Posted at 6:16 AM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 18:50:12-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit police and protesters clashed Friday morning at the ICE office on Detroit's east side.

At least one person was arrested during the demonstrations at the Enforcement and Removal Operations Field Offices at the corner of E. Jefferson and Mt. Elliott Street in Detroit.

One masked protester told 7 Action News reporter Jennifer Ann Wilson their goal was to shut down the immigration office.

Organizers said they planned a peaceful, although a protesters placed wire and a padlock on the Mt. Elliott gate and one protester was caught on surveillance video spraying the Jefferson gate with foam insulation.

According to police, the individual was taken into police custody to be charged with a federal crime, Wilson confirmed.

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