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Occupy ICE blocks elevators to Louisville immigration court

July 26, 2018

A group protesting federal immigration enforcement and family separations has blocked elevators in a building that houses immigration court in Louisville, Kentucky.

The group Occupy ICE said in a statement that protesters occupied the Heyburn Building on Thursday morning in downtown Louisville. There was a large police presence outside the building including several parked police cars and officers milling about.

Video posted online by The Courier-Journal of Louisville showed about a dozen protesters.

Louisville Police spokesman Matt Sanders confirmed protesters were in the building and said mid-morning that no arrests had been made.

Louisville police took down an encampment last week where the group set up tents and had been staying overnight outside a different federal building since July 2.

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