At the beginning of the chaos they blocked the streets – for an hour – outside the NYC Federal Building at Varick and Houston.This civil disobedience – blocking the NY streets, sitting on cars and threatening the drivers, happened AFTER a PRESS CONFERENCE AND RALLY BY ICE-FREE NYC in front of the Federal Building. TO DEMAND ICE-FREE ZONES and to STOP RAIDS & STOP DEPORTATIONS. They claim this protest is In response to the ongoing raids on non-citizens [AKA ILLEGALS] with criminal convictions (!)and on Central American Refugees.
They say—as a NYC community— NO to RAIDS AND STOP DEPORTATIONS. Demanding that the legal- lawful- deportations by Immigration Customs Enforcement be stopped.
These are their demands:
– Department of Corrections and New York Police Department must end all collaboration with ICE.
– New Yorkers should feel safe in going to any city agency without the threat of deportation.
– NYC should use resources to strengthen New York families, not tear them apart.
What a lot of bloody gall.