Authorities arrested several protestors in Colorado on Thursday after they blocked the entrance to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility.
The Denver Post reported that SWAT team members arrived at the days-long demonstration in Centennial, Colo., removing and arresting protesters who were blocking the entrance to the building's parking lot.
Denverite reported that the protesters had arrived at the ICE building on Sunday evening, and held a rally on Thursday, when the blockade began.
Several people sat in front of the entrance to the parking lot, linking their arms through large cylinders.
Immigration activists have formed two human blockades in front of ICE headquarters in #Centennial. They've been camping out here since Sunday night in protest of family separation, among other things. pic.twitter.com/85nAjaYPEn— Kevin Beaty (@KevinJBeaty) August 2, 2018
Immigration activist Jeanette Vizguerra told Denverite on Monday that the protesters were demanding that families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border be reunited, that parents who have been in the U.S. for more than a decade not be deported and that conditions improve at an immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colo.
Protests have been held at other ICE buildings in recent weeks in response to the separation of immigrant families at the border stemming from the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy. President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE signed an executive order in June to end the family separation policy.