[Orange County Register] Immigration rights activists try to block ICE van in LA, later disperse

LOS ANGELES — A group of immigrant rights activists attempted to block a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement van Thursday night from leaving the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles.

The activists gathered around 7 p.m. in the area of Aliso and Alameda streets, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The crowd eventually dispersed and no arrests were made, according to LAPD Officer Tony Im.

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[KTLA TV5] Immigrant Rights Activists Block Homeland Security Van Outside Detention Center in Downtown L.A.

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Immigrant rights activists block a Homeland Security van outside the Metropolitan Detention Center on Feb. 15, 2018. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

A crowd of immigrant rights advocates blocked a Homeland Security van late Thursday from accessing the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Video footage showed dozens of people standing in the street, in front of a marked van, chanting, "Drive out ICE!" and "Stop the deportations!" Some held signs.

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[Los Angeles Times] Immigrant rights activists block Homeland Security van from accessing Metropolitan Detention Center

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Immigrant rights activists block a Homeland Security van outside the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown L.A.. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

By ALENE TCHEKMEDYAN

A crowd of immigrant rights advocates blocked a Homeland Security van late Thursday from accessing the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Video footage showed dozens of people standing in the street, in front of a marked van, chanting, "Drive out ICE!" and "Stop the deportations!" Some held signs.

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LATEST RETALIATORY IMMIGRATION RAIDS IN LOS ANGELES SHOW MORAL BANKRUPTCY OF TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

(February 15, 2018, Los Angeles) - Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) condemns the immigration raids that on Valentine's Day separated more than 100 people from their families. These actions are a clear sign of the Trump administration's intentions to retaliate against California for measures it has taken to protect its residents and separate the functions of local police and immigration agents.

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LA SAFE FOR ALL RESPONDS TO LAPD CHIEF’S DIRECTIVE ON IMMIGRATION

In a recent LAPD Chief’s Directive, LAPD updated Special Order 40 and its policies that limit LAPD participation in immigration enforcement. We welcome these recent steps taken by LAPD Chief Beck and Mayor Garcetti to reduce the role of police in immigration enforcement. But LAPD must to do more to completely disentangle from the Trump Administration’s deportation machine.

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