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Protesters temporarily shut down ICE office

Occupy ICE protesters disrupt operations
Posted: 6:46 PM, Jun 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-25 22:46:45Z

More than 30 protesters with the Occupy ICE demonstration temporarily shutdown operations at the Detroit field office on Monday. The group has been protesting through out the weekend, and on Monday morning they blocked employees from the entrance. 

"Our first attempt was very successful," said Robert Jay with the Metro Detroit Political Action Network. "We were able to halt genocidal activity emulating from the ICE office."

The protest is one of many around the country at ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) offices inspired by a Portland protest that indefinitely shutdown the city's ICE office. 

Detroit Police broke up the protest and forced the protestors to move off the federal property. 

"We want to support their right to do that, but they have to follow the rules and regulations we have in the city of Detroit," said Capt. Kurt Worboys with the Detroit Police. 

The group says they still plan to protest at the ICE office until June 30. 

"We will find out a way. We will be back and we will make sure ICE ceases activities in Detroit," Jay said.