Kentucky protesters, counter-group converge on immigration

July 7, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters against federal immigration policies and dozens of counter-protesters have converged in Kentucky.

According to local news reports, police separated the Occupy ICE protest side from the Three Percenters counter contingency Saturday in Louisville with fencing and officers, and trucks blocking nearby roads.

The groups chanted and insulted each other for hours, with no immediate reports of violence or arrests.

Louisville Police had a strong presence, with officers on foot, rooftops, helicopters and horses.

Police canceled Saturday vacation for officers because of the event.

Occupy ICE Louisville has protested outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement downtown office for about a week, calling for the agency’s abolishment and opposing President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

The counter-protesters said they were standing up for the nation’s laws and supporting Trump.

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