All Louisville Metro Police Department Officers' off days have been canceled Saturday in anticipation of a protest and counter-protest downtown.
A number of people have been demonstrating outside the Louisville ICE offices downtown for the past few days.
Protestors have been out here all week. On Monday, ICE officers cleared tents and toys protestors had used to block the entrance to the building. pic.twitter.com/onHVlEcjKs— Emily Maher (@WLKYEmily) July 6, 2018
The camp has expanded to six large tents and about 10 smaller ones along 7th St, outside Lousville ICE office.
Chief Conrad says @LMPD has ‘good information’ some of those planning to protest tomorrow will bring guns, which he says, is their right. ‘We will not allow for violence or destruction of property.’ pic.twitter.com/ztIWRFmhsl— Lauren Adams (@WLKYLaurenAdams) July 6, 2018
A militia group has confirmed it is planning to counter-protest Saturday.
Police have put barricades up to block the ICE building along 7th and Broadway.
The full update from LMPD Chief Steve Conrad is below and begins at about the 22:30 minute mark.