TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) — Protests have been popping up across the country demanding the abolishment of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.READ MORE: Suspected Shoplifter Shot By Police After Pulling Weapon At The Falls Shopping Center In SW Miami-Dade
Police in Florida say they’ve arrested six people who bound themselves with bicycle locks outside a federal office in a protest of ICE.
The Tampa Bay Times reports authorities broke the locks around the protesters’ necks and arrested them Monday on trespassing charges.
The protest had started days ago with a handful of tents outside the Department of Homeland Security.READ MORE: CDC's New Mask Mandate Encourages People To Get COVID Vaccinations
Tampa police Capt. Carlos Rodriguez says trespassing on private property led authorities to break up the camp.
The Times says police also told protesters they were camping in violation of a local ordinance.
Recently, several prominent Democrats have called for major changes to immigration enforcement.MORE NEWS: 'There's More Aggression, More Confrontational Attitude': Miami Beach Police Chief On Increasing Safety, Security
Some critics have been pressing for the outright abolition of ICE, the federal government’s chief immigration enforcement agency.