Protesters block streets outside Miramar's ICE office
A group of protesters, many clad in orange and with arms linked, crying “Abolish ICE,” took over the streets outside Miramar’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office Wednesday.
By the early evening, 17 people were arrested and charged with unlawful assembly and obstructing the roadway, according to Miami Herald news partner CBS4.
News footage of the protest and aftermath showed several people being hauled away by police with their hands zip-tied behind their backs.
Earlier in the day, a large crowd blocked the intersection of Southwest 29th Street and 145th Avenue forcing cars to make U-turns, according to a WPLG Local 10 report.
Large blankets, some marked with the words “ICE Out” and emblazoned with a red directional arrow, covered the roadway, as did tents.
The protesters said they were opposed to the inhumane treatment of immigrant families under President Donald Trump and wanted ICE out of Miramar, according to CBS4.