As shown in the video below, the protesters who attempted to take a stand against US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) were removed by police this week. What is left behind is a massive pile of garbage and “human waste piling up” for the city to clean at taxpayers’ expense.
The scene outside Southwest Portland’s US Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters is shown in the video below.
“Frank Savage, who lives across the street from the site, says, “It was pretty disgusting that that’s how they were living back there,” reports KPTV.
Cleanup has begun at what, for five weeks, was the Occupy ICE PDX camp. Portland Police Bureau officers limited access to the site earlier [Wednesday], calling it a biohazard.
The mayor’s office confirmed to FOX 12, the city will pay for a portion of the cleanup bill, as will TriMet. Both are part of the consortium that owns the land on which protesters set up their camp.
Where protesters once stood, now trash litters the ground. But Savage says he’s relieved for things to go back to normal.
“Getting tired of waking up to the bullhorn and the sounds and the cussing,” he said.