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Jun 27, 19

Disrupt, Sabotage, Shut-Down: #ClosetheCamps Resistance Timeline

Almost one year to the day that the Abolish ICE movement first kicked off across the United State; blockading ICE offices and in some cases, closing facilities. The movement has now sprung up again, in the wake of the tragic deaths of multiple migrant workers and their children and Trump’s call for mass roundups and ethnic cleansing. Like in the years following the depression, Trump is hoping to tap into far-Right bred resentment against migrant workers in order to distract from his administration’s blatant assault on poor and working people and the deepening social, political, and ecological crisis that defines our age.

Currently, protests are popping up across the US at an increasing rate, generally directed at ICE facilities and against corporations and banks that are funding private prisons and detention centers. Acts of sabotage, from attacks on ICE vehicles and Republican buildings, to graffiti, banners, and posters have proliferated in many areas. Workers at the Wayfair furniture store even led a wildcat strike in Boston after they learned that their products were being sold to ICE facilities. One thing is clear: anger is growing.

The Trump administration now faces a crisis which may explode in their face, and working class and poor Americans face a choice: to either sit back and watch as thousands are rounded up and herded into concentration camps, or stand in solidarity and start to fight back.

With new rallies, protests, and direct actions being called everyday and momentum building towards a mass of actions on July 12th, there is no better time than now to get organized and act. What follows is a timeline of resistance to ICE and mass detention. View upcoming events and protests here.

Timeline Of Resistance:

June 18th: Occupy ICE PDX launched 24 hour encampment and protest outside of ICE building in Portland.

June 21st: Rally outside of detention center in Chicago, IL.

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Yesterday we capped off our #FreeHeartlandKids week of action with nearly 50 people showing up to demonstrate and talk to Chicagoans about child immigrant detention in Chicago With threats of mass ICE raids throughout the country, it is more important than ever to organize and stand up for immigrants everywhere #FreeHeartlandKids #AbolishICE

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June 21st: Rally outside detention center in Aurora, Colorado.

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I went to Aurora (Co) yesterday evening (Fri 6/21) for a demonstration at the ICE detention center…I was not expecting this…About 200 people rallied outside the main entrance to the facility operated by the private contractor GEO, then marched around the building. The detainees inside heard the crowd chanting and many came to the windows to wave, flash peace signs, and say thank-you to the crowd of protesters outside. Some held up signs including one that said "help us". Others tried to communicate phone numbers for people to call by holding up their fingers. This went on for about 30 minutes. For more videos from this protest Go HERE: More videos & still photos to come later today. For updates: you can follow me on Twitter: & Like Me on Facebook: You can also go to for coverage of demonstrations, marches, rallies on many other issues. #desrowVISUALS #documentaryphotography #photodocumentary #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #immigration #refugees #asylum #abolishice #keepfamiliestogether #corapidresponse

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June 22nd: Anti-ICE flyers and stickers placed up throughout New York City.

June 22nd: Occupy ICE LA holds an overnight protest outside ICE facility.

June 22nd: March and rally against ICE detention in Chicago, IL.

June 22nd: Anti-ICE rally in Los Angeles.

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↙️↙️↙️#AbolishICE ↙️↙️↙️

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June 22nd: Anti-ICE posters put up in Oakland, CA.

June 23rd: “Fuck ICE” graffiti in Lansing, MI written on Republican Center.

June 23th: Banner drop in Oakland, CA.

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Some one posted up this sign on Lakeshore and MacArthur… apparently some uncaring gentrifier took it down and threw it over the fence… we went and put it back up to remind folks.. whether it’s ICE or the Police or our own local govt.. they hate our kids.. they hate Black and Brown kids especially… The movie When Tgey See Us and the current political climate with immigrant kids in concentration camps underscore the assessment.. #Oakland #abolishIce #gentrification

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June 24th: Survivors of Japanese internment camps protest ICE detention in Oklahoma.

June 24th: Anti-ICE protests in Philadelphia.

June 24th: Anti-ICE protests in Milwaukee.

June 24th: Anti-ICE protest in NYC.

June 24th: Graffiti again written on Republican Center in Lansing, Michigan.

June 24th: Billboard liberated in San Francisco, CA.

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Homerun in San Francisco by @indeclineofficial

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June 24th: Anti-ICE rally in Norfolk, VA.

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June 23, 2019. No human being is illegal. These dedicated individuals were posted up outside of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection building in Norfolk, VA. Shouting, yelling, waving signs, chanting, and peacefully asking for change. Read that date again, 2019. Why? I’m sad to live in a time where we are seeing history repeat itself in the most awful way. #streetphotography #streetart #photography #uscustoms #ice #abolishice #makethechange #peacefulriot #nohumanbeingisillegal #peacefulriot #norfolkva

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June 24th: Anti-ICE rally in Milwaukee, WI.

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Today we joined @voces_milwaukee and marched to the local ICE office to protest the continued internment of immigrant children. I was proud and happy that we could protest alongside Voces de la Frontera, who were so welcoming and empowering. . . . . . #uccsynod #unitedchurchofchrist #keepfamiliestogether #abolishice #protest

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June 24th: ICE vans tires attacked in New Orleans, LA. Communique here.

June 24th: Anti-ICE Rally in Philadelphia, PA.

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Stood in solidarity today protesting ICE, the Berks detention center and Trump's terrorizing of our undocumented and immigrant friends, neighbors, brothers, sisters, siblings. Grateful for these kinds of interfaith gatherings, they cultivate power, resilience, resistance and love. We will fight, together. #buildbridgesnotwalls #abolishice Jonny and I rocked our magnificat shirts, shout out to @benwildflower ? #riseupagainstice #newsanctuarymovement #solidaritybeyondborders #circleofhope

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June 25th: Anti-ICE protest San Jose, CA.

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Separating children from their parents, family and loved ones is inhumane, immoral, and deeply traumatic. #familiesbelongtogether #enoughisenough #abolishice

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June 25th: Rally and banner drop in El Paso, Texas.

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Repost from @familiatqlm using @RepostRegramApp – We organized an #AbolishICE & #stonewallisnow in El Paso to continue demanding justice for Black and brown trans women, trans & queer migrants, and all undocumented migrants!

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#StonewallIsNow #AbolishICE #ChingaLaMigra

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June 25th: Anti-ICE protest in DC.

June 25th: Anti-ICE banner drop in Las Vegas, NV.

June 25th: Anti-ICE rally in Philadelphia.

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Gracias a todos los que vinieron hoy para demostrar que nunca más es ahora. Deje que nuestras voces unidas permitan que nuestros corazones escuchen más profundo, nuestras manos se agarren más fuerte, nuestras canciones suenen más claras. #phillyriseupagainstICE Thank you to everyone who showed up today to demonstrate that never again is now. Let our united voices allow our hearts to listen deeper, our hands to grasp harder, our songs to ring clearer. #abolishice

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June 26th: Anti-ICE graffiti in Phoenix, Arizona.

June 26th: Protest against ICE in Palo Alto, CA.

June 26th: Wildcat strike and walkout of of Wayfair workers in Boston and beyond after company refuses to stop selling furniture to ICE detention camps. As one report wrote:

Hundreds of employees of Wayfair walked off their jobs at the Boston-based online furniture retailer to protest the company’s decision to profit from sales to migrant detention centers. They were joined by hundreds of supporters, including many who had heard of the protest on social media, in a rally in Copley Square.

June 27th: Anti-ICE banner drop in Lawrence, KS.

June 27th: FANG Collective blockade in Milford, MA against DOC. FANG Collective writes:

In Milford, MA blockades have been launched at the headquarters of the Massachusetts Department Of Corrections. Three entrance gates have been locked while the main entrance have been blocked by folks locked into concrete blockades. The Massachusetts Department of Corrections holds a 287(g) agreement with ICE, allowing local law enforcement to act as ICE agents. We are demanding the Mass D.O.C. end their 287(g) agreement and all collaboration with ICE.

CALL the Mass DOC: 508-422-3300

CALL Massachusetts Charlie Baker who oversees the DOC: (617) 725-4005

Demand they end their 287(g) agreement.

June 27th: Rally against ICE roundups in Vienna, Virginia.

June 27th: Protest in Baltimore, MD against ICE.

June 27th: Protest outside ICE field office in Merrifield, Virginia.

June 27th: Caravan to Clint, Texas arrives at border patrol and rallies against ICE.

June 27th: Protests continue outside of Homestead child detention facility in Miami-Dade, Florida.

June 27th: Protests in Boulder, Colorado against BI, Inc, which is a part of Geo Group, which runs private ICE prisons.

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