U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were met with resistance from protesters in Bend, Oregon who tried to prevent them from arresting and taking away two illegal immigrants. Protesters put themselves in front of the buses that were going to be used to transfer the men.
During the standoff, agitators screamed, “F**k you!” and “F**k you all you motherf**kers!”
After a more than ten-hour standoff between ICE agents and protesters, the federal officers pulled the men off the bus, took them to another location and left the area.
Bend Police said they were aware of an operation being carried out but were not a part of it.
“The Bend Police are not involved with ICE operations,” their statement said, according to Fox News. “We do not use funds or personnel or equipment to enforce federal immigration laws or to detain people based on immigration status…We are on scene to allow free speech and a peaceful area to assemble and to provide life safety support.” read more