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
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.
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
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 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.
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.”
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.
“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.
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.