*whispers* the demand to abolish the IRS has been incredibly successful in preventing the IRS from doing its job pic.twitter.com/Txdc9ZOjX3
— overton window mover (@SeanMcElwee) June 25, 2018
The Washington Post, yesterday:
It started as a candlelight vigil for immigrant children who had been separated from their parents while crossing into the United States. A few dozen demonstrators gathered in front of the nondescript Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in southwest Portland on June 17.
After the candles were blown out, some of the demonstrators decided to stay, stumbling onto a more effective form of protest with a simple line of reasoning: ICE cannot deport people if immigration judges, lawyers and litigants cannot physically enter its facilities.
A week later, the number of people outside the facility has ballooned, blockading the government building around the clock with their bodies, hastily scrawled poster board signs and a tandem bicycle. By Monday morning, a Federal Protective Services spokesman told The Washington Post, the only people inside the facility were government officials making sure the doors were securely locked.
Occupy Ice PDX was born. Buoyed by their success, organizers spread the word to like-minded people in other immigration hubs.
“We invite the rest of the country to join this movement, to gather and occupy your local ICE facility until it’s shut down,” one message said. “Bring candles, signs, noisemakers and tents. Most importantly, bring yourself. Even if you can only come down for a day, for an hour, your presence is important and needed. It takes ALL of us working together to stop this machine of terror.”…
It’s riling up the racists already:
America is heading in the direction of another Harpers Ferry. After that comes Ft. Sumter. https://t.co/5PmwlwcdSQ
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) June 24, 2018
A religious fanatic will do something marvelously stupid & ineffective that is at least correct in identifying structural injustice, followed by a bunch of racist plutocrats doing something treasonous & destructive in order to preserve said monstrous injustice in perpetuity? https://t.co/MREQm4gyox
— The Mall Krampus???? (@cakotz) June 25, 2018