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.

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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 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 John TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' Lawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet MORE signed an executive order in June to end the family separation policy.