9/11

On September 11th, 2018, OccupyICE LA organized a press conference on the sidewalk of the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles. This detention center is used by the Department of Homeland Security & Immigration and Customs Enforcement. With the recent light shed on ICE’s operations throughout the United States, OccupyICE LA decided to hold their press conference as a way to inform the public about how ICE emerged from the 9/11/01 tragedy in New York City, and has shaped into an organization that uses terrorist-like tactics against civilians, immigrants, and children.

Upon ending the press conference, activists formed a blockade on all three driveways of the Metropolitan Detention Center.

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Indigenous Tongva leader & activist speaks at the press conference.
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Los Angeles Police Department begin to regulate the press conference.
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Black Lives Matter organizer delivers a powerful speech at the conference.
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Department of Homeland Security Officer Jason Lynd tries to subdue the blockade participants. Jason Lynd is openly a white supremacist.
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Private security for the building complex blocks the path for more protestors to join the blockade.
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Aftermath of Jason Lynd (DHS officer/white supremacist) running over the altar dedicated to immigrants that have been abused or have died while in custody.
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Protestor arrested by DHS Officer Jung.
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Temple street blockade.
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LAPD conducts an arrest of blockade protestors.