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Colorado city council meeting halted after anti-ICE protests

October 8, 2019

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A group of Colorado demonstrators against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement disrupted a city council meeting after breaking out in chants.

The Sentinel reports that the Aurora City Council meeting was briefly suspended Monday after some council members left their seats while police escorted demonstrators outside.

Authorities say anti-ICE protesters made multiple demands of the city during public comment including ending the use of city resources to help ICE, prohibit participation in ICE functions and prohibit police from profiling prior to making stops.

Officials say the city doesn’t invest funds in private prisons and officers do not participate in ICE arrests according to department policy.

Council members did approve an ordinance after the protest requiring detention centers to report diseases to the fire department following a recent series of outbreaks.

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Information from: The Aurora Sentinel, http://www.aurorasentinel.com/