June 14, 2024

Feds Dismantle “Occupy ICE” Blockade After Playing “Mind Games” Involving Metallica And An Eagle Mask

Feds Dismantle

Federal officers wearing tactical gear dismantled a makeshift tent camp in Portland on Thursday which was blocking the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters during a second week of protests over President Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration enforcement policy.

Protest coordinator Lillith Sinclair told local news station KGW8 that Homeland Security officers “have been playing mind games” for several days – placing cardboard cutouts of officers in the ICE building to make it appear as though their presence was larger, blaring Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” to keep protesters awake, while one officer walked around the encampment with an eagle mask on his head.

“At approximately 5:30 a.m. today, federal law enforcement officers initiated a law enforcement action to reopen the federal facility at 4310 SW Macadam Avenue in Portland,” Federal Protective Service spokesman Robert Sperling said in a statement.
At least nine protesters affiliated with the group “Abolish I.C.E PDX” were arrested, however authorities took no action against those who set up tents along the side of the building outside of ICE property. “We don’t want to impede their freedom of speech,” said Sperling.
The ice building enforcement is underway, this is as we walked up they were arresting someone connected to this vehicle trying to enter Macadam. @KGWNews @KGWSunrise pic.twitter.com/sKcgdwGly3

— Tim Gordon (@TimGordonPDX) June 28, 2018

Police in tactical gear move in as agents dismantle protesters’ makeshift blockade of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Portland, Oregon –

@KGWNews https://t.co/R0YeDertTb

— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) June 28, 2018

VIDEO: Minutes ago, DHS police escort people out from inside of the ICE HQ in Portland. #OccupyICEPDX #OccupyICE pic.twitter.com/QMdWG74L9z

— PDX Mike Bivins (@itsmikebivins) June 20, 2018

On June 20, Occupy I.C.E PDX issued a notice “calling on all of our comrades across the nation” to occupy local ICE buildings.

We are calling on all of our comrades across the nation to occupy and shutdown your local I.C.E building!#AbolishICE #OccupyICE #OccupyICEPDX #StandWithRefugees #StopSeparatingFamilies pic.twitter.com/jJbqE5oejm

— Abolish I.C.E PDX (@OccupyICEPDX) June 20, 2018

Here at the new #OccupyICENYC occupation at Foley Square. pic.twitter.com/B7t9jAv0KQ

— Ash J (@AshAgony) June 28, 2018

Anarchist comrade out there in at #OccupyICENYC. #AbolishICE #AbolishThePolice From Rojava to NYC anarchists representing. Remember #AsiaRamazanAntar pic.twitter.com/vMmrCYrtrt

— The Base (@TheBaseBK) June 26, 2018

Following the arrests, ICE protesters told KGW reporter Tim Gordon that “more protesters are on the way.”

This van Pulled up at the south entrance to the camp. They’ve unloaded a pallet and other items. Protester told me earlier they aren’t going anywhere, and more will come, to ICE building in Portland. @KGWNews pic.twitter.com/T8WEL3LRY8

— Tim Gordon (@TimGordonPDX) June 28, 2018
Perhaps if only for the musical stylings of Metallica?

Source: ZeroHedge