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People gather to write 'abolish ICE' in front of City Hall

Posted at 6:36 PM, Jul 16, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Instead of protesters holding signs, a dozen people surrounded City Hall in Downtown Omaha on Tuesday to protest in a different way.

People gathered to write "abolish ICE" in chalk on the concrete in front of City Hall.

Organizer Mark Vondrasek has been doing these types of protests for a few years around the city.

He says this type of protesting is all about promoting peace and starting a local conversation about a national discussion.

"This is sort of an awareness campaign to try and bring pressure on local public officials to say or do anything about the current national discussion we're having about ICE and the detention camps," said Vondrasek.

Vondrasek is running against Omaha school board member Marque Snow for the district 9 seat in the legislature.