Protesters replaced an American flag with a Mexican flag during a demonstration at a Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Aurora, Colorado on Friday.
The anti-ICE protesters also ripped down a “Blue Lives Matter” banner that signifies support for police officers and vandalized it by spray-painting “Abolish ICE” on the flag. They then put the defaced emblem below the Mexican flag and upside down, Fox Denver-affiliate KDVR reported.
KDVR reported on-scene as the events unfolded with its reporter tweeting that the “group by the doors is growing. Though most protestors are still on the street.”
Protestors on @ICEgov property just pulled down the American flag and replaced it with the Mexican flag. The group by the doors is growing. Though most protestors are still on the street. pic.twitter.com/X2waaFMEOW— Matt Mauro (@mattmauronews) July 13, 2019
The hundreds of demonstrators were at an ICE facility in Aurora to protest the detention of illegal immigrants and the anticipated ICE raids that will reportedly begin on Sunday in Denver and other U.S. cities.