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Lakewood Woman Michelle Mata Cited For Removing American Flag During ICE Protest

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)- A woman has been cited in connection with removing the American flag during a protest outside the ICE facility in Aurora last month. Michelle Mata was issued a summons for criminal tampering and ordered to appear in court.

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Thousands demonstrated outside the ICE facility on June 12. During the protest, the American flag was removed and replaced with the Mexican flag.

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Mata, 37, of Lakewood was issued a summons on July 24.

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The protest against the Trump administration's planned immigration raids drew about 2,000 people to the privately-run center. Police say hundreds crossed a makeshift barrier to trespass onto ICE property before pulling down the American flag.

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The protesters said they are demonstrating against the treatment of the people living inside the facility. A Blue Lives Matter flag was vandalized with "Abolish ICE" in spray paint.

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