Protestors Picket House Of Aurora Immigrant Detention Center Warden, 3 Arrested

September 20, 2019
An Aurora Police officer pulls a counter protester away from immigration activists marching on the home of Johnny Choate, GEO Group's lead of their contract immigration jail in Aurora. Sept. 19, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)An Aurora Police officer pulls a counter protester away from immigration activists marching on the home of Johnny Choate, GEO Group's lead of their contract immigration jail in Aurora. Sept. 19, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
An Aurora Police officer pulls a counter protester away from immigration activists marching on the home of Johnny Choate, GEO Group's lead of their contract immigration jail in Aurora. Sept. 19, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Protesters marched on the Aurora home of the man who oversees a private immigration detention center Thursday night.

Previous protests have focused on the facility itself in suburban Aurora, which is run by the GEO-group and contracted to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Demonstrators carried signs equating the detention center to a concentration camp and called for the abolition of ICE.

The Aurora Police department said three males were arrested and will be charged with obstruction, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Marchers were met by counter-protesters in support of ICE — and police in riot gear. Aurora Police officers make a line in the street to keep demonstrators separate from the home of Johnny Choate, GEO Group's head of the facility. In a statement, GEO called the protest a "spectacle" that "has set a new low in our politics and public discourse."

The protest came a day after an ACLU report described "atrocious" conditions at the detention center.