06 / 28 / 2019
  - 10:54:50 AM
Protest In Milford Nets One Arrest

By MyFM's Rick Michaels - A protest at the headquarters of the Massachusetts Department of Corrections on Maple Street in Milford yesterday morning…protesting the renewal of so-called 287(g) agreements with the Immigration Custom Enforcement Agency or ICE…resulted in a large police presence and disrupted operations at the DOC for a few hours.  The protesters were part of an out of state  group called “FANG”, which according to its’ website…seeks justice, supporting various movements around the country. Three entrance gates to the Mass DOC facility on Maple Street were blocked with concreate barricades, with several people chained to those barricades.  The Milford Fire Department was called to the scene, for tools to separate activists from the barricades…one person was arrested, as the protesters are urging action to not renew the 287(g) agreement the Mass DOC has with ICE…which   allows officers to act as ICE agents…allowing them to question people about their immigration status and detain them.  Nationally, these agreements expire at the end of the month.  Milford Police reporting the scene was cleared late yesterday morning. Besides those locked to the concrete barriers…there were several protesters across the street from the main entrance…who were then moved to an area where they could protest, while being off the street and not on private property.

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