8 arrested in demonstration outside ICE facility in Portland – OregonLive.com
Eight protesters were arrested Wednesday morning as they blocked a van from leaving a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Southwest Portland.
A video titled “Deportation bus leaving #OccupyICEPDX” shows a band of protesters linked at the arms, blocking the van from exiting the facility. It also shows several of them being detained by officers, who deployed pepper balls and pepper spray.
One detained protester ran away. It was immediately unclear whether he or she was later apprehended.
The Federal Protective Service said the eight people were arrested on allegations including but not limited to failure to comply and obstruction. Federal officers warned the protesters to leave the driveway multiple times, the agency said in a statement.
— Abolish I.C.E PDX (@OccupyICEPDX) July 11, 2018
Protesters have been camped out near the federal facility since June 17 and have said they plan to continue until the Portland ICE office is permanently closed.
The building appeared operational Wednesday.
The spate of arrests is the second this week at the ICE facility. Three protesters were arrested Monday.