Protestors Take Down US Flag And Raise Mexican Flag At ICE Facility

July 15, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story

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Hundreds of protesters gathered in Aurora on Friday evening to march to the ICE detention facility where illegal and undocumented immigrants are being housed. They also removed the U.S. flag, replaced it with a Mexican flag, and spray painted graffiti on a Blue Lives Matter flag before it was seen flying upside down on the flag pole.

Footage of a demonstration outside of the Aurora, Colo., facility posted Friday shows dozens of protesters cheering as a Mexican flag was raised on a pole in front of the building.

 

According to CBS News, hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside the facility on Friday to demonstrate against planned raids targeting undocumented immigrants that are expected to start on Sunday. ICE agents will launch massive targeting undocumented immigrants scheduled for deportation, in an operation that President Trump delayed weeks ago.

The main demonstration was part of an effort organized on Facebook that was called “March to Close the Concentration Camps.” The event was reportedly orchestrated under the Lights for Liberty coalition.

A description of the event on its Facebook page reads: “Join us as part of the national day of action to close the concentration camps. This is the kick-off of a national campaign to close the migrant and refugee camps in the United States. Calling on folks and groups from Denver, Aurora, Boulder, Longmont, and surrounding areas.”

The protesters say they are demonstrating against the treatment of the people living inside. The Blue Lives Matter flag was vandalized with “Abolish ICE” in spray paint.

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Here’s something to consider: Why would you replace the American flag, the flag of the country you’re so desperate to come to with the Mexican flag, the flag of the country you’re so desperate to leave?



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