Philly Takes on ICE

an activist with a megaphone leads a large group of protesters marching down the streets. Banners reading “I.C.E. is rounding people up in a sanctuary city. I.C.E. GET OUT” and “No más deportaciones!” are visible.

 

 

Photos by Danielle Corcione

Ed note: This photo series was originally published in published on the Philadelphia Partisan on July 3rd, 2018. Nearly 30 people were arrested in the action. In a press release Philly Socialists stated: “We have concrete demands on the city and state to terminate cooperation with ICE. ICE has access to PARS, a legal database used by the city. This contract ends on 8/31, and we demand that Mayor Kenney cancel it. The Berks County Family Detention Center, located outside of Philadelphia, is one of three family detention centers in the country, and the only one that can hold families indefinitely. We demand Gov. Wolf order the closure of Berks. Families must be guaranteed legal status and an option of high quality public housing in-state, NOT be transferred to another facility upon closure.”

The following are pictures from the Philly ICE office occupation, taken between 5:30PM and midnight on July 2, 2018. They are followed by an Occupy ICE Press Release from July 3rd.

Protesters stand behind a purple banner that reads “Queer as in Abolish ICE Ⓐ”

 

More than a dozen police officers with bicycles guard the ICE office. One glares at the camera.
More than a dozen police officers with bicycles guard the ICE office.
Protesters stare down several police officers with bicycles standing in front of a police SUV.
Protesters hold a banner that reads “NO BAN, NO WALL, NO CAGES”
A smiling protester confidently poses in front of several police SUVs
An Up Against the Law organizer stands in front of a large crowd of protesters, arms spread
Dozens of protesters line up in front of ICE garage doors; to the left we can see their tents.
Protesters link arms, holding a Philly Socialists banner
A protester holding a megaphone faces away from the camera

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