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United States Attorney Billy J.

Williams
District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: KEVIN SONOFF


MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018 PHONE: (503) 727-1185
WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/OR KEVIN.SONOFF@USDOJ.GOV

NOTICE TO VACATE FEDERAL PROPERTY ISSUED TO “OCCUPY ICE PDX”


DEMONSTRATORS IN SW PORTLAND
PORTLAND, Ore. – At approximately 10:30am today, law enforcement officers from the
Federal Protective Service (FPS) began distributing notices to vacate federal property to
individuals participating in the “Occupy ICE PDX” demonstration at 4310 SW Macadam
Avenue, in Southwest Portland.

“The U.S. Attorney’s Office is working with FPS and ICE to reopen the federal building
on Southwest Macadam that serves many critical functions requiring public and employee
access. We acknowledge the community’s concerns driving these demonstrations. While
demonstrators have a lawful right to assemble and voice their concerns, blocking the building’s
driveways or entrances is not permitted under federal law,” said Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney
for the District of Oregon.

It is unlawful under 41 C.F.R. § 102-74.390 and § 102-74.450 to obstruct the entrances,


foyers, lobbies, corridors, offices and parking lots of federal facilities. Under these regulations,
demonstrators are not permitted to obstruct the driveway or entrance of the ICE facility located
on SW Macadam Avenue.

Federal law does not restrict demonstrators from gathering on non-federal property
adjacent to a federal facility. However, demonstrators are encouraged to review and adhere to all
applicable state laws and local regulations.

Flyers communicating the notice to vacate were distributed by federal law enforcement
officers throughout demonstrators’ encampment and posted at the entrances to the ICE facility.

Individuals who continue to obstruct the entrance of this federal facility will be subject to
arrest and prosecution in federal court under the above listed regulations.

FPS provides integrated security and law enforcement services to more than 9,500 federal
facilities throughout the U.S. and is the lead law enforcement agency for this action.

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