The gate to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building on Washington Street in San Francisco was blocked Tuesday afternoon. These activists arrived Monday for a rally and have not left. In fact, they say they're staying there until their demands are met.
Activists protesting indefinitely outside U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services building in San Francisco demanding an end to deportations and abolishment of I.C.E. pic.twitter.com/RFv9ThYo5j— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) July 3, 2018
The entrances on Jackson Street are also blocked. There are buckets in the area across a driveway with the words, "abolish ICE," written on them. Officers are making sure everything remains peaceful while providing traffic control.
The activists told ABC7 News they were inspired by others fighting to end family detention at the border. "We're all angry and we're all feeling what's happening is immoral and outrageous. We've been inspired by what other folks have done and we wanted to make a similar stand," activist Steven Goldberg said.
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ICE released a statement saying, "US Immigration and Customs Enforcement fully respects the rights of all people to voice their opinion without interference. ICE remains committed to immigration enforcement consistent with federal law and agency policy."
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