Protestors Remove U.S. Flag and Raise Mexican Flag In Its Place at ICE Detention Center
Outside an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Aurora, Colorado, hundreds of protestors gathered during a demonstration that resulted in a U.S. flag being brought down off the flag pole, and a Mexican flag raised in its place.
Protestors also reportedly spray-painted "Abolish ICE" on a "Blue Lives Matter" flag before hoisting that up as well.
"We feel every person has the right to dignity. We also feel that immigrants are not being given the dignity that they deserve, like everyone else," Jason Hayman, who brought his four children to the rally in Aurora, told The Denver Post.
Protestors raised a Mexican flag on a flagpole directly in front of the facility after taking down a US flag. A Blue Lives Matter flag was also taking down, and spray-painted with the words "Abolish ICE" before being armed guards outside the center took down both flags, and reportedly re-hoisted the U.S. and Colorado flags in their place."