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Offbeat Feds begin removing Occupy ICE protesters in Portland

17:51  28 june  2018
17:51  28 june  2018 Source:   cnn.com

ICE shuts down Portland office after family separation protesters set up camp

  ICE shuts down Portland office after family separation protesters set up camp US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has temporarily closed its field office in Portland, Oregon, as protests continue growing outside the facility. Dozens of people began protesting against the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy outside the office in southwest Portland last week. Some people began putting up tents near the facility's front door and around the building on Sunday and more have joined them since then.

Federal law enforcement officers on Thursday morning began removing some protesters encamped outside a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office in Oregon’s largest city, officials said, more than a week after the demonstrations forced the Portland facility to close temporarily.

Federal law enforcement officers on Thursday morning began removing some protesters encamped outside a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement In a tweet Thursday, Occupy ICE PDX -- PDX is the code for Portland 's main airport -- acknowledged officers were clearing people from in front of

A barricade crosses railroad track at a protest camp on property outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Portland, Ore., Monday, June 25, 2018. Law enforcement officers began distributing notices to vacate to demonstrators late Monday morning. The round-the-clock demonstration outside the Portland headquarters began June 17, 2018, and increased in size early last week, prompting officials to close the facility. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) © Don Ryan/AP A barricade crosses railroad track at a protest camp on property outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Portland, Ore., Monday, June 25, 2018. Law enforcement officers began distributing notices to vacate to demonstrators late Monday morning. The round-the-clock demonstration outside the Portland headquarters began June 17, 2018, and increased in size early last week, prompting officials to close the facility. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Federal law enforcement officers have begun removing protesters encamped outside a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office in Oregon's largest city, officials said Thursday morning, more than a week after the demonstrations forced the Portland facility to close temporarily.

ICE barricades office headquarters ahead of immigration protest: report

  ICE barricades office headquarters ahead of immigration protest: report Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers on Wednesday set up a barricade in front of the agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C., in preparation for an “occupation” protest.Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers on Wednesday set up a barricade in front of the agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C., in preparation for an "occupation" protest.

The protests began in Portland , Oregon, on June 17, 2018,[1] under the moniker OccupyICEPDX after a rally against Donald Trump's "Zero Tolerance It was reported on July 5 that three members of the protesters would consume only Gatorade until Portland officials removed ICE from the city in a

During the protesters ' month-long occupation of ICE facilities, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced his support for them and refused to have police

Officers moved in on the encampment of Occupy ICE PDX demonstrators at about 5:30 a.m. PT, the US attorney's office in Oregon said. Officials hope to reopen the facility early next week for the first time since June 20, Federal Protective Service spokesman Robert Sperling said.

An unspecified number of protesters were taken into custody as federal law enforcement personnel cleared a path that includes the facility's driveway and front door, Sperling said.

A encampment with the Occupy ICE movement is grown in front of Portland's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field offices. © Don Ryan/AP A encampment with the Occupy ICE movement is grown in front of Portland's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field offices.

Officers in riot gear stood shoulder-to-shoulder near the facility, video from CNN affiliate KPTV shows. People who appeared to be demonstrators approached the officers intermittently, talking with them or appearing to record them with cell phone cameras.

Oregon right-wingers clash with anti-fascists at march in Portland

  Oregon right-wingers clash with anti-fascists at march in Portland Anti-fascist and right-wing activists clashed in Portland, Oregon on Saturday night as violence broke out during a march in support of a conservative Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, media reported. Scuffles broke out after anti-fascists pelted marchers from the right-wing Patriot Prayer group with eggs, water bottles and firecrackers, the Oregonian newspaper reported. The Patriot Prayer group's founder Joey Gibson is running for the Senate.Police made a handful of arrests from both sides, and officers seized utility knives, pepper spray and clubs, according to the newspaper.

Federal law enforcement officers on Thursday morning began removing some protesters encamped outside a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office Protesters stand on June 28, 2018, near officers in riot gear as they block an entrance to the Portland ICE facility. (Credit: KPTV/CNN).

The Occupy ICE PDX protest started early last week, as demonstrators set up camp along the building and blocked the entrance. The protest outside ICE headquarters in Portland has sparked similar demonstrations in other major cities across the nation.

Last week, ICE temporarily closed its Portland field offices after demonstrators had pitched tents in front of the facility to protest the Trump administration's policy to criminally prosecute anyone who crosses the border illegally. The policy led to hundreds of children being separated from their parents.

President Donald Trump on June 20 signed an executive order to stop the practice of separating families. Hundreds of families still have not been reunited.

On Monday, officers with the Federal Protective Service distributed notices to the Portland demonstrators, ordering them to vacate the property. The US attorney for Oregon said it's illegal to obstruct entrances, lobbies, offices and parking lots of federal buildings, like the one in southwest Portland.

CNN's Nicole Chavez and Chris Boyette contributed to this report.

Occupy ICE protest, counter-protest in downtown Louisville Saturday .
An Occupy ICE protest is underway in downtown Louisville. A counter protest group is also present, and LMPD is warning there is a potential for violence.Police started setting up barricades around 8 a.m. Saturday on Seventh Street.Shortly before 9 a.m., Occupy ICE protesters marched to the barricades at Seventh and Magazine streets to meet counter protesters.While the department has not received threats, Chief Steve Conrad said there's credible information some planning to protest will be armed.Conrad said his command staff has created a safety plan.

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