Philadelphia ICE Protests Turn Violent as Police Clear Out Demonstrators

(From Fox News)

Police got into violent scuffles with protesters in Philadelphia on Tuesday, reportedly hauling away at least a dozen people who had been blocking the front door of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office.

Philadelphia Police started directing the protesters away from the Center City office around noon Tuesday, but some of the removals turned violent. Video footage broadcast on local news stations showed some of the protesters scuffling with police. The exact number of arrests was not immediately clear. . . .

The demonstration came amid a national debate over the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policies, and followed similar protests across the U.S.

Protesters in Philadelphia had camped outside the office and had taped up signs on its front door and a nearby garage entrance with the messages “ICE is rounding up people in a sanctuary city” and “Abolish ICE, the police and the Pentagon,” Philly.com reported.

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