Anti-ICE Activists Lock Down and Block Traffic on 2nd Ave

by Alex Garland (words and pictures) 

At 7:30 am Tuesday Morning, nine immigrants rights activists locked together with “lockboxes” set up a blockade on 2nd Ave. at Spring St. in downtown Seattle in protest of deportations and ICE’s (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) treatment of detainees.

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Led by chants of “Chinga La Migra” and “Fuck ICE”, activists held up the morning traffic until approximately 2 hours before streets were re-opened. Nine activists were arrested after being cut from their lockboxes by the Seattle Police Department’s “cut team”.

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Maru Mora Villalpando (Photo by Alex Garland)

 

Undocumented activist Maru Mora Villalpando explained the purpose of  Tuesday’s ICE protest in an interview:

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