Police break up protest, activists say they'll demonstrate outside ICE anyway

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San Francisco police broke up a protest overnight outside the ICE building but activists say they will not be deterred -- more actions will take place outside the Sansome Street building on Thursday and every day this month.

Police took an unknown number of activists into custody and early Thursday morning shut down a part of Washington Street between Battery and Sansome streets, reopening it just about 6 a.m.

On Wednesday night, demonstrators from a number of Bay Area immigration rights groups locked arms and staged a sit-in, bringing tents and signs showing their anger that migrant children coming to the United States are being separated from their families.

Occupy SF activists held signs that read, “Burn the Prisons” and “Close the Camps.” 

The rallies are planned every day outside of ICE headquarters at noon, demanding that the Trump administration close immigration detention centers.