Approximately 30 people are arrested on the streets of Philadelphia after ICE protesters violently clash with police

Protesters were pictured locking arms in front of the doors as cops desperately tried to shift them following a whole day of peaceful protests.

The demonstrations had gone ahead peacefully for 16 hours on Tuesday until police decided to try and reopen the ICE center.

Distressing photos emerging from the protests show police officers hauling those who resisted away and forcing them into handcuffs as tensions reached fever pitch among the gathered crowd. (Daily Mail)