Protesters march toward Aurora ICE facility – 9News.com KUSA

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Protesters plan to bring righteous rage to warden of Auroras ICE concentration camp
DENVER (CBS4) — Anti-Immigration and Customs Enforcement protesters are gathering at City Park in Denver ahead of their march down Colfax Avenue to Aurora. Marchers will travel more than seven miles to the GEO Ice Detention Center in Aurora.

There, pro-ICE demonstrators will also rally. Aurora police have listed several advisories about the dueling protests and their efforts to maintain a safe environment.

As Breitbart News has chronicled, Abolish ICE Denver, Denver Communists, and Denver Action Network organized outside the home of Aurora’s ICE processing center warden Johnny Choate, arriving in shirts reading, “Let them all in,” and, “Close the concentration camps.”

Immigration rights protesters gather at statute of Martin Luther King before long march to ICE detention center and counter protest. pic.twitter.com/Nt2GBt1er6

Most recently, the day before an ICE facility was shot at by gunmen in Texas, Florida, Abolish ICE protesters threatened GEO Group employees, shouting, “We know where all your children live,” and, “We know where you sleep at night,” as Breitbart News reported.

Video: Protestors march to Aurora, Colorado home of ICE detention center director

Anti-ICE Activists, Communists Protest Home Of Detention Center Warden

APD Chief Nick Metz posted on social media Saturday a reminder for participants to cooperate and be safe. The post included a picture of hundreds of police officers preparing for the protests.

The Abolish ICE organizations had been permitted for weeks to organize the protest outside Choate’s home via Facebook, as Breitbart News noted. In one instance, members of the Denver Communist group threatened to set the Aurora ICE facility on fire.

This mornings roll call as we prepare for thousands of protestors who will exercise their 1st Amendment Rights at the GEO-ICE Facility. We, along w/our mutual aid partners are optimistic attendees, despite their views, will be lawful&safe. We are ready to protect public safety. pic.twitter.com/czaQPbdkWC

“Tonight we breathe a sigh of relief that our employee’s family and his neighbors are safe and their properties remain intact,” a GEO Group spokesperson said in a statement to a local Denver news outlet. “We continue to believe that these activists seeking open borders or other changes to our immigration laws should direct their thoughts and ideas to our elected leaders in their constituent offices.”

Video: 3 arrested during protest outside home of Aurora ICE facility warden

March for Justice will see people march from Denver to Auroras ICE facility this Saturday

“We have been busy planning and organizing,” Metz said on YouTube. “We are asking for everyone to cooperate.”

There were dozens of protesters, estimated to be over 100, who descended upon Choate’s neighborhood. Their demonstration also drew around 50 counter-protesters who voiced support for Choate. Aurora police arrived to maintain security and usher the protesters away from the area. Three individuals were ultimately arrested, according to a statement from the Aurora Police Department.

There will not be any available parking at the event. We strongly encourage using RTD or ride-share options if needed. Additionally, we will have the following street closures on Saturday, September 21, 2019 beginning at 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. as follows:

Comments Jason Hopkins Immigration and politics reporter September 21, 2019 1:23 PM ET Dozens of protesters, including members of Denver Communists and Abolish ICE Denver, demonstrated in front of a family’s home to protest illegal immigrant detention, leading to several arrests, newly released footage shows.

Protesters march toward Aurora ICE facility

APD also announced restrictions on what participants can bring to the rallies: such as sticks for signs. They also say participants cannot open carry any firearm.

Early in the day, ICE supporters far outnumbered those opposed to the federal agencys detention of immigrants. ICE supporters began to gather to the north of barricades at 10 am. By 11 a.m. about 100 people had gathered around a small stage to hear comments from conservative speakers, including Michelle Malkin.

Video: Protesters want ICE gone, enforcement agents say theyre misunderstood

“Open carrying of firearms is prohibited inside the specified protest area pursuant to AMC 94-154, Colorado Revised Statute 29-11.7-104. Individuals will not be allowed into the area openly carrying firearms. Violation of this rule will be grounds to deny access or removal from the protest area, and refusal to leave will be a violation of  AMC 94-71, Trespass.”

We want to make sure that any time there is a message that the men and women of ICE and this facility are Nazis, and child abusers and torturers, that there is a substantial number of American citizens that know better and will say so, Corporon told The Denver Post before the his on-stage comments.

Anti-ICE protesters march in administrators Aurora neighborhood

“This camp is notorious for numerous outbreaks and quarantines, coverups, medical neglect, torture via solitary confinement (up to nine months) of trans, gay, and mentally ill captives, and was one of four camps nationwide that was recently reprimanded by *Trumps own Department of Homeland Security* for human rights abuses,” the Abolish ICE Denver group said.

They are planning to protest outside Johnny Choates home, who the group describes as “cruel.” The group has encouraged people to bring a sign, poster, musical instrument, and “all your righteous rage” so Choates neighbors know what he does for a living. Abolish ICE Denver added they intend to have peaceful rally.

“The planned protest outside Warden Choates home by extreme anti-ICE protesters goes beyond the pale. Groups like Abolish ICE have demonstrated they have little regard for the rule of law, and the threatening nature of this protest should be taken very seriously,” Colorado GOP Chairman Ken Buck said in a statement.

The Aurora Sentinel reports that two immigrant-rights activist groups Denver Communists and Abolish ICE Denver began protesting at a park Thursday before making their way to the home of facility warden Johnny Choate.

“It should not be difficult for elected officials from either party to speak out against this blatant attempt to terrorize Mr. Choate, his family, and his neighbors,” he added.

AURORA, Colo. (AP) – Colorado protesters demanding the end to immigrant incarceration have targeted the neighborhood of the top official in charge of Auroras privately run detention center.

In an editorial published last week, The Aurora Sentinel criticized the protest as a “thinly veiled act of extortion and terrorism,” adding, “Its an unnerving and repugnant act that borders on violence. Its a scheme that clear-headed members of these and other anti-ICE or anti-GEO groups should work feverishly to stop.”

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado has said they do not support the protest outside Choates home.


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