8 OCTOBER 8, 2020 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
Demonstrators call for an end to
ICE during Jackson Heights protest
BY QNS STAFF
Around 150 protesters hit the
streets of Jackson Heights
this weekend to demand the
abolition of the U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
Marching from Diversity Plaza
to Flushing Meadows Corona Park
on Saturday, Oct. 3, protesters condemned
the agency, which was created
in 2003, for its law enforcement
tactics, including recent allegations
that agency performed forced sterilizations
Organizers handed out hospital
gowns with fake blood on the groins
to symbolize the medical procedures
allegedly forced upon women in ICE
custody. In addition, protestors held
signs speaking out against ICE’s
practice of separating children from
their parents while holding them
both in detention.
“We are here to call for the abolishment
of the terrorist group, known
as ICE,” one of the organizers said.
“I say terrorist because that is what
they are. They use force, violence
and torture to achieve political
Protesters marched through Jackson Heights on Saturday, Oct. 3, to call for the abolition of ICE.
Photo by Dean Moses