Anti-ICE Protests (2020-)

Table of Contents

Preface
2020 Protests
spaceTacoma Firebombing, July 13, 2019
spaceBend Protest, August 12, 2020
spaceSan Franciso Protest, August 14, 2020
spaceRose City Antifa Attack on Portland ICE, August 20, 2020
spaceLatest Protests

Preface

ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) is a border security force in the United States which has extreme human rights violations and concentration/internment camps for undocumented detainees and is generally despised by all immigrant communities due to their substantial racial profiling. Protests continuously happen throughout the country to oppose regular ICE raids.

2020 Protests

Protest in Bend, 12th of August, 2020

The protest in Bend started after 2 undocumented immigrants were detained by ICE and put on a bus. One person stood in front of it, and soon, more and more people joined until the crowd was about 50-strong. Later on, ICE would detain many in the crowd and encircle and tear gas them.

Protest in San Francisco, August 14, 2020

The protest in San Francisco was more organized, at the ICE HQ in the city, demanding that the agency stop deporting people in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Rose City Antifa Attack on Portland ICE Facility, August 20th, 2020

Protesters from Rose City Antifa protested outside of Southern Portland ICE Facility until they were attacked by DHS agents and assaulted until they were dispersed, on the night of the 20th of August. Several protesters were injured, and dozens were shot by rubber bullets fired indiscriminately at protesters.

Latest Protests

Dozens of Portland Protesters March Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Dozens of Portland protesters gathered for an indigenous-led march in solidarity with the Standing Rock Youth 93 mile run in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Demonstrators marched across the NE Portland bridge, singing indigenous chants, then dispersing after stopping at the Army Corp of Engineers office to demand that Biden respect native tribes’ wishes to rid their lands of pipelines.
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Dozens of Portland Protesters March Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Dozens in DC Participate in FTP March

Dozens of protesters in Washington DC took part in the weekly FTP March, moving through a popular area of the city and being assaulted by MPD officers who bike-checked demonstrators several times. Although police harassed marchers several times, no confrontations escalated into arrests.
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Dozens in DC Participate in FTP March

120 Protesters in New York March Against ICE on Anniversary of Murder of Erick Diaz-Cruz

Around 120 protesters in New York City marched to demand the abolition of ICE on the anniversary of the agency’s murder of Erick Diaz-Cruz, who was unarmed and shot in the face through his hand. Demonstrators crossed the Brooklyn Bridge to the New York State Attorney General’s office, where condemnations of the murder were given by speakers.
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120 Protesters in New York March Against ICE on Anniversary of Murder of Erick Diaz-Cruz

Dozens of Seattle Protesters Continue Marching for Black Lives

Dozens of protesters in Seattle gathered for a Black Lives Still Matter march, led by black abolitionists demanding the abolition of the SPD and ICE. Protesters sang chants against SPD, police, ICE, and prisons, blocking roads in order to disrupt activity as much as possible.
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Dozens of Seattle Protesters Continue Marching for Black Lives

Seattle Protesters Participate in Dexmaamxsgism Da Libaalx Indigenous-Led March

Dozens of protesters in Seattle gathered for the Dexmaamxsgism Da Libaalx indigenous-led march for justice for black lives and all others who have fallen to police brutality. Local citizens of native tribes gave speeches about economic and social oppression facing people of color, then marching and chanting anti-capitalist and anti-police slogans.
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Seattle Protesters Participate in Dexmaamxsgism Da Libaalx Indigenous-Led March

Anarchists March in Washington DC for Weekly FTP Demonstration

Dozens of protesters gathered in Washington D.C. for the weekly FTP march organized by the They/Them Collective, demanding justice for Xzavier Hill, a teenager killed by state police in Charlottesville on the 9th of January. The MPD harassed the demonstrators, trailing them in nearly equal numbers on bikes, before demonstrators dispersed mostly without issue.
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Anarchists March in Washington DC for Weekly FTP Demonstration

Portland DHS Attacks Protesters at ICE Facility on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Around 100 protesters gathered at the Portland ICE facility on Holocaust Remembrance Day, setting up a memorial for those who have and are facing genocide, and burning American flags. DHS then assaulted demonstrators with munitions after they set a dumpster on fire, with several waves occurring of law enforcement retreating and coming back out, before they were pushed out one last time by the remaining protesters and the demonstration ended for the night.
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Portland DHS Attacks Protesters at ICE Facility on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Essential Immigrant Workers Protest in New York for Dignity at Work

Essential immigrant workers and their families marched to Times Square in New York to demand personal protective equipment (PPE) at all workplaces as well as a decent raise to $15 per hour or higher. Demonstrators carried white crosses to let everyone know that the group wasn’t complete, holding Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio responsible for lack of precautions.
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Essential Immigrant Workers Protest in New York for Dignity at Work

Portland Protesters Return to ICE Facility After Tear Gassing

Dozens of protesters returned to the ICE facility in Portland to demand the immigration agency’s abolition and the immediate naturalization of all undocumented immigrants in the United States. Unlike previous days, police did not attack the crowd with tear gas or chemical munitions and allowed participants to disperse peacefully.
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Portland Protesters Return to ICE Facility After Tear Gassing

Protesters in Seattle Gather for Indigenous March Against ICE

Dozens of protesters gathered in Seattle for an indigenous-led march to demand the abolition of ICE and stop all deportations of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Although police trailed the demonstration, no arrests were made and protesters dispersed peacefully.
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Protesters in Seattle Gather for Indigenous March Against ICE

DHS Clouds Streets of Portland With Tear Gas at Abolish ICE Protest

About 150 protesters gathered in front of the ICE facility in Portland to demand the abolition of the agency created in 2002, whose dismantling would legally be within Biden’s direct jurisdiction. DHS & Portland Police attacked the demonstration, using incredibly toxic amounts of the possibly carcinogenic HC tear gas, and making targeted arrests of medics and press.
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DHS Clouds Streets of Portland With Tear Gas at Abolish ICE Protest

DHS and Portland Police Use Chemical Weapons Against Abolish ICE Protesters on J20

About 150 protesters marched on the ICE facility in Portland to demand the immediate abolition of the agency, which new President Biden has expressed his opposition to doing. Demonstrators were horrifically attacked with chemical weapons and munitions, including tear gas, pepper balls, TC gas (a deadlier form of tear gas and possible carcinogen), and many other forms of assault.
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DHS and Portland Police Use Chemical Weapons Against Abolish ICE Protesters on J20

NYC Protesters March in Crown Heights Against ICE, Rent, and Police

About 50 New Yorkers protested in the neighborhood of Crown Heights, demanding police defunding, rent cancellation, the abolition of ICE, and more, marching west with a heavy police presence following them. The crowd dispersed peacefully, and no arrests occurred.
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NYC Protesters March in Crown Heights Against ICE, Rent, and Police

Antifascists in Sacramento Protest Against ICE, Prisons, and Fascism

Dozens of protesters marched to the California State Capitol in Sacramento in opposition to a planned Trump event there, then splitting up into 2 groups and making noise outside of the Sacramento County Jail while marching through the city with an Abolish ICE Banner.
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Antifascists in Sacramento Protest Against ICE, Prisons, and Fascism

Anarchists Protest at Krome Detention Center in Miami in Solidarity With Detainees

15 protesters gathered in front of the entrance to the Krome Detention Center to the west of Miami in solidarity with the detainees inside but were blocked by a heavily armed contingent of police. Demonstrators then led chants on the highway, receiving honks of support from those passing by.
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Anarchists Protest at Krome Detention Center in Miami in Solidarity With Detainees

Protesters in San Francisco Smash in ICE Office

30+ anti-racists in San Francisco gathered at the city’s ICE office, smashing in windows and breaching the office to wreak havoc inside, rendering it unusable for a long time. Demonstrators answered the call for a round of Abolish ICE events around inauguration day on J20, with no arrests occurring within the group.
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Protesters in San Francisco Smash in ICE Office

Protesters in Trenton March to New Jersey Capitol to Demand Drivers’ Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Dozens of protesters gathered at the Capitol Complex of New Jersey in Trenton, demanding drivers’ licenses for undocumented immigrants who would face deportation if they sought one from the authorities right now. Police responded with a heavy presence, deploying a helicopter over the march and sending several cop cars on the ground.
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Protesters in Trenton March to New Jersey Capitol to Demand Drivers’ Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Abolish ICE Activists Drop Banner at New York Public Library

Activists dropped a banner at the New York Public Library in Midtown, demanding the abolition of ICE and immediate, permanent protection for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.
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Abolish ICE Activists Drop Banner at New York Public Library

Protesters in Rio Grande Valley Gather in Opposition to Trump Visit to Border Wall

Dozens of protesters in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas gathered to demonstrate against Trump’s visit to the border wall, pointing out that the cost it takes to build 1 mile of wall could pay for 300,000 coronavirus vaccines. Abolish ICE organizers demanded the destruction of the wall, under the slogan , and made it clear that the community of the Rio Grande Valley was in opposition to its existence.
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Protesters in Rio Grande Valley Gather in Opposition to Trump Visit to Border Wall

Protesters Gather in St. Paul for People’s March Against Police, Pipelines, and Fascism

Hundreds of protesters gathered for a People’s March near the Minnesota governor’s mansion in St. Paul, demanding “Cash not covid”, “Community not cops”, “People not pipelines”, and “Politics without Proud Boys”. Several signs were seen demanding justice for Dolal Idd, as well as in opposition to the Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline.
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Protesters Gather in St. Paul for People’s March Against Police, Pipelines, and Fascism

Minneapolis Protests At Youth Justice Center for Prison Abolition On New Year’s

100 protesters gathered in Minneapolis for a New Year’s noise demo outside of prisons, following suit with dozens of other cities across the world. Confrontations with police occurred, with 21 people arrested and 12 booked at the protest.
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Minneapolis Protests At Youth Justice Center for Prison Abolition On New Year’s

Bergen County Protesters Continue Solidarity Demos With Undocumented Immigrants

Protesters in Hackensack, New Jersey returned to the Bergen County Jail for a daily noise demo in solidarity with undocumented immigrants caged inside, who have been detained by authorities for months and only recently halted a hunger strike.
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Bergen County Protesters Continue Solidarity Demos With Undocumented Immigrants

Ridgewood Protesters Gather in Support of ICE Detainees on Christmas Day

Dozens of protesters gathered at the Bergen County Jail on Christmas Day, in solidarity with ICE detainees at the prison in New Jersey. Demonstrators made noise to let the detainees know of their presence and were promptly threatened with arrest by police for standing too close to the perimeter.
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Ridgewood Protesters Gather in Support of ICE Detainees on Christmas Day

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter Activists in Portland Drop Banners

Hundreds of activists across Portland dropped dozens of banners in the city, as part of a new campaign labeled as BLM PDX Winter. Several organizations participated, including Rose City Antifa, the Portland Socialist Rifle Association, as well as anonymous affinity groups acting on their own.
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Hundreds of Black Lives Matter Activists in Portland Drop Banners

Abolish ICE Protests Continue at Bergen County Jail After Hunger Strike Ends

Dozens of Abolish ICE protesters gathered at the Bergen County Jail in solidarity with detained migrants inside, calling for their immediate release and amnesty even after the hunger strike ended. A speech was given by a detainee inside, who stated that he wished for nothing except to return to his family, before a dance session and speeches given by several activists before the demonstrators dispersed.
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Abolish ICE Protests Continue at Bergen County Jail After Hunger Strike Ends

DHS Attacks Abolish ICE Protest in Portland

30 protesters gathered at the ICE facility in southwest Portland, demonstrating against the treatment of undocumented migrants in the United States. Demonstrators placed trash and plants in the driveway, to annoy DHS agents, who promptly went outside and made 2 targeted arrests.
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DHS Attacks Abolish ICE Protest in Portland

Abolish ICE Protesters Demonstrate in Solidarity With Jailed Migrants in Bergen County

Protesters returned to the Bergen County Jail in solidarity with imprisoned migrants put in detention at the facility, demanding their release and amnesty for all arrested protesters during the clashes of December 12 that resulted in multiple arrests.
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Abolish ICE Protesters Demonstrate in Solidarity With Jailed Migrants in Bergen County

Abolish ICE Protesters Continue Shut Down Bergen Campaign After Heavy Crackdown

Dozens of Abolish ICE protesters gathered at the Bergen County ICE facility following a day of heavy police responses. Demonstrators faced off with police after crossing the street onto the jail’s property, who put on riot gear and soon outnumbered the protesters. Demonstrators then dispersed peacefully without any clashes or arrests occurring.
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Abolish ICE Protesters Continue Shut Down Bergen Campaign After Heavy Crackdown

Abolish ICE Bergen County Protesters Clash With Police

100 protesters gathered at the Bergen County Jail in New Jersey in solidarity with the 25+ day hunger strike by ICE detainees over horrific conditions inside including rat infestations and lack of PPE. Police attacked the marchers, arresting 9, with 60 riot cops present at the facility after all but 20 demonstrators had dispersed.
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Abolish ICE Bergen County Protesters Clash With Police

Police Attack Bergen County Abolish ICE Protesters

Police attacked Abolish ICE demonstrators at the Bergen County facility who were protesting in solidarity with the prisoners inside performing a hunger strike. Cops were filmed targeting a black protester, then arresting him. The Ridgewood for Black Liberation organization later stated that he had been released, but sustained injuries during the assault by police.
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Police Attack Bergen County Abolish ICE Protesters

Car Hits 6 Abolish ICE Protesters in Manhattan

About 100 protesters gathered in Manhattan for an Abolish ICE demonstration when a car drove through the crowd, killing no one but leading to the hospitalization of 6. The driver could be seen intentionally accelerating towards the crowd as the car rammed through, leading to her arrest.
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Car Hits 6 Abolish ICE Protesters in Manhattan

Police Attack Abolish ICE Protesters Confronting Lawmaker

Protesters in Jersey City confronted the pro-ICE lawmaker Charles DeGise, who had appeared to have gotten a restraining order against demonstrators, who faced off with police and ended up receiving 2 arrests.
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Police Attack Abolish ICE Protesters Confronting Lawmaker

Abolish ICE Protesters in Ridgewood Demonstrate in Solidarity With Hunger Strikers

Dozens of protesters marched in Ridgewood demanding the shutdown of the Bergen ICE facility, as 4 hunger strikers were taken…
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Abolish ICE Protesters in Ridgewood Demonstrate in Solidarity With Hunger Strikers

DHS Agents Attack Abolish ICE Portland Protest

Portland protesters marched from Elizabeth Caruthers Park to the ICE facility in Portland, then tagging some areas of the complex…
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DHS Agents Attack Abolish ICE Portland Protest

Abolish ICE Protesters Gather at Bergen County Facility

Abolish ICE protesters gathered at the facility in Bergen County, New Jersey in solidarity with a hunger strike going on there for weeks demanding cleaner conditions; rat infestations and undrinkable water are rife at the facility. Protesters then marched through the area and blocked a road, before dispersing for the day.
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Abolish ICE Protesters Gather at Bergen County Facility

Portland Protests to Abolish ICE

Demonstrators gathered outside of the Portland ICE facility demanding the abolition of the group, as a part of the sustained…
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Portland Protests to Abolish ICE

Jersey City Protests Against Diner Hosting ICE-Supported Fundraiser

Dozens of pro-immigrant protesters gathered outside of a diner in Jersey City targeting Anthony Romano, the Freeholder of Hudson County,…
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Jersey City Protests Against Diner Hosting ICE-Supported Fundraiser

Protesters Gather in Solidarity With Bergen County ICE Facility Hunger Strike

Dozens gathered in front of the ICE facility in Bergen County, New Jersey, in solidarity with those holding a hunger…
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Protesters Gather in Solidarity With Bergen County ICE Facility Hunger Strike

Washington D.C. Marches to Abolish Pol(ICE)

Protesters took to the streets in Washington D.C. to abolish ICE, led by nurses and immigrants who raised attention to…
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Washington D.C. Marches to Abolish Pol(ICE)

Protesters March to Abolish ICE in San Francisco

Demonstrators gathered in the hundreds in San Francisco to protest against ICE, condemning its brutal treatment of immigrants and demanding…
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Protesters March to Abolish ICE in San Francisco

Abolish ICE Portland Protest Day 149

Protesters in Portland gathered to demonstrate against ICE for the 149th day of protests in the city since the death…
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Abolish ICE Portland Protest Day 149

ICE & DHS Agents Attack Portland Protest Day 144

20-35 demonstrators in Portland arrived at the ICE facility for a 144th day, with DHS agents and police under the…
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ICE & DHS Agents Attack Portland Protest Day 144

Post-Election BLM March in Seattle Takes Place

Over 200 protesters marched across Seattle on the 6th of November, demanding the defunding of the Seattle Police Department and the abolition of ICE. The protest included testimonies from many black and Hispanic organizers, and lasted nearly 3 hours. No clashes occurred with police, as there were other demonstrations also occurring in the area.
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Post-Election BLM March in Seattle Takes Place

Anarchist Black Bloc Takes to the Streets in Denver March

Protesters turned out in the hundreds in Denver to demonstrate against capitalism and police as well as prisons. After marching…
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Anarchist Black Bloc Takes to the Streets in Denver March

Banner Drops Take Place All Over New York

Protesters across New York dropped banners for a wide variety of reasons, including rent cancellation, a 2nd stimulus, and the freeing of all prisoners of ICE held in cages in the city’s detention facility. There was also a #NoNBKPipeline banner dropped from the top of a building, to compensate for the lack of activity that has been going on against it.
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Banner Drops Take Place All Over New York

Protesters Drop A Banner Outside Wyatt Detention Center

Protesters dropped 2 banners, in English and Spanish, outside of the Wyatt Detention Center which houses undocumented immigrants caught by…
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Protesters Drop A Banner Outside Wyatt Detention Center

Anti-Border Wall Protest Takes Place in Rio Grande Valley

Protesters demonstrated against the arrival of the Secretary of Homeland Security in the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas to…
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Anti-Border Wall Protest Takes Place in Rio Grande Valley

BLM + Abolish ICE Portland Protest Day 135

Protesters in Portland gathered outside of the ICE facility in the city with shields in black bloc, which were later…
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BLM + Abolish ICE Portland Protest Day 135

Abolish ICE + BLM Portland Protest Day 130

Protesters took to the streets for a 130th day in Portland for Black Lives and against ICE. Demonstrators were assaulted repeatedly by police, with many injured and a few reported to be hospitalized. An ambulance was sighted going into the facility as well, most likely for one of the protesters.
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Abolish ICE + BLM Portland Protest Day 130

DHS Cracks Down on Abolish ICE Portland Protest Day 128

DHS Police and ICE agents cracked down on an Abolish ICE protest in Portland but making dozens of mistakes in the process. Several (estimated 3) tear gas canisters went off inside a DHS agent’s backpack, and many police accidentally hit each other while opening fire on the crowd with pepper balls and rubber bullets. About 50 people attended the protest.
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DHS Cracks Down on Abolish ICE Portland Protest Day 128

Abolish ICE Portland Protest Day 125

Protesters took to the streets on the 13th of October to push for the abolition of ICE and its subsidiaries, with many confrontations occurring between police, DHS, and protesters. About 25 people attended the protest, 7 of which were press.
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Abolish ICE Portland Protest Day 125

Banner Drop Against ICE in Portland

Protesters unfurled a banner in front of the Portland ICE facility, condemning the organization and its practices as genocidal and harmful towards migrants coming through the border from Mexico. The camps have long been remarked as concentration camps for horrible treatment of detainees and poor sanitation.
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Banner Drop Against ICE in Portland

Abolish ICE + BLM Portland Protest Day 121

Portland Protest 121 took place on the night of October 6, 2020, consisting of a black bloc coalition from both…
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Abolish ICE + BLM Portland Protest Day 121

Abolish ICE Protest in New York

About 100 protesters took to the streets in New York against ICE and its brutal policies towards detainees captured in the United States and at the border, including but not limited to forced sterilizations of women as well as forced abortions.
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Abolish ICE Protest in New York

Anti-ICE Protest in Portland, 18th of September 2020

An Abolish ICE protest took place in Portland on the night of the 18th, with clashes occurring between demonstrators and…
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Anti-ICE Protest in Portland, 18th of September 2020

Abolish ICE Protest in Times Square, 19th of September 2020

On the 19th, about 250 protesters gathered to protest ICE’s brutal treatment of detainees in Times Square. The police reacted…
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Abolish ICE Protest in Times Square, 19th of September 2020

Anti-ICE Protest in New York, 16th of September 2020

A bloc of protesters and immigration justice groups in New York held a protest on the 16th of September, in…
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Anti-ICE Protest in New York, 16th of September 2020

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