Update: Columbus police have arrested 12 people in connection to the ICE protests in downtown Columbus Monday.
CPD say none of the individuals arrested were from Columbus, but rather from California, Florida, Oregon, and one from Millfield, Ohio.
The charges for the arrests are for failure to comply and for disorderly conduct.
FACTS-TODAY’S PROTEST DOWNTOWN:
*CPD@3 different locations 7/9/18. *Protests were to abolish ICE.
*Approximately 100-150 protestors.
*12 arrested-people from California, Florida, Oregon & 1 Millfield, OH (Athens Co.).
*Overall officers said protestors were orderly/obeyed the law. pic.twitter.com/HazB9QvX1l
— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) July 9, 2018
Protestors are crowding the streets of downtown Columbus this morning to rally against ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).
In a 10TV live video, the crowd can be heard chanting, “The whole world is watching!” and “Abolish ICE!”
One sign from the crowd reads, “MELT ICE.”
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Front Street is closed between West Broad Street and Gay Street while police remain on scene to monitor the demonstration.
10TV also reports one person has been taken into police custody.
— WSYX ABC 6 (@wsyx6) July 9, 2018