Anti-ICE Protesters replaced the American flag with a Mexican flag at a Colorado Demonstration event, sparking widespread outrage.
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
Many on social media were not pleased with the act.
Consider the incredible irony:
Migrants seeking refuge in the US, tear down the flag of the country of which they wish to reside & replace it with the flag of the country of which they came & to which they do not want to return.
They want to fly the Mexican flag?
SEND 'EM BACK!
— Sean Lnnane (@sean_linnane) July 13, 2019
Seems more like actions of an invasion force as opposed to a migrant escaping persecution group. I guess it is all in the eye of the beholder.
— Entropicontrol (@Hellbound8541) July 13, 2019
I would hope that those responsible for doing this will be arrested and therefor “separated from their families” for vandalizing a government building
— Neverforget911 (@Neverforget_911) July 13, 2019
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.”
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.
The protest was apparently just one event in a national strategy by anti-ICE groups that goes by the hashtags #LightsForLiberty, Fox News reported. They are also calling their campaign the “March to Close Concentration Camps,” aiming to shut down all border detention facilities while granting immediate entry to the United States for all detained illegal immigrants, according to the event’s Facebook page.