- Photo via Instagram / abolishicesatx
The group is part a larger national sweep of Occupy ICE protestors calling for the dissolution of the immigration enforcement group.
In a statement made on the camp's official Twitter page, they announced that the police "previously told us we are authorized to be here, and are now backtracking saying it's ICE's property."
Organizers and activists on Twitter are calling for any supporters to join them at the site in holding their ground.
BREAKING: @abolishICEsatx given orders from @SATXPolice to vacate by 1:30pm today. Yesterday, #FreeAndres was denied defense against deportation. #Freemapache was #kidnapped by @ICEgov with targeted @FBI surveillance. #abolishICE #occupyICE pic.twitter.com/M2E7aOrVTY— Alexei Wood (@LexShoots) August 7, 2018
Looks like the cops have decided to end the ICE occupation in San Antonio, Texas. Anybody in the vicinity, please, lend a hand. #OccupyICE #OccupyICESATX #AbolishICE #AbolishDHS #ChingaLaMigra https://t.co/h46bh7pML0— NorthWitch (@AlaskaLadyDee) August 7, 2018
On Friday, "Mapache," an 18-year-old from the camp, was picked up by ICE officials during a vigil hosted by Occupy ICE San Antonio. He is a client of RAICES, as his DACA renewal is pending, and reportedly detained at the Webb Detention Center in Laredo. Many of his colleagues, along with RAICES, believe he was targeted for speaking out against the immigration system.
Monday, another friend of the San Antonio camp, Andres, was denied defense against his deportation and mistreatment.
To keep up to date on the latest with the youth led resistance movement, follow the organization on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
No further updates were released at the time of publication.
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