On Tuesday in Philadelphia, protests against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) became violent, with some of the protesters taken into custody.
The protesters were calling for ICE to be abolished; they had camped in front of the ICE building since Monday afternoon. CBS Philadelphia reported, “An organizer says they have donations of cold water and food coming in constantly because the goal is to be out here in front of ICE’s office indefinitely until certain demands are met. Secondly, protesters want to end family detentions and close a detention center in Berks County. … Lastly, they are calling for the City of Philadelphia to have no cooperation policy with ICE.”
Protester Anlin Wang told CBS Philadelphia, “Despite Philadelphia’s reputation as a sanctuary city, it is the case that Philadelphia also has one of the most active ICE offices in the country. Part of the reason for that is that they are able to access the city’s residential data.”