WATCH: Protesters shut down 5th Ave near Trump Tower to protest Microsoft working with ICE
Protesters at a Microsoft store in New York City (screengrab)

Protesters in New York City shut down 5th Avenue on Saturday to protest Microsoft working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The tech giant contracts with ICE to provide the technology used to enact President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

The thoroughfare was blocked only blocks from Trump Tower.

"Close the Camps NYC coalition led hundreds of protestors to peacefully march on the premiere retail location of Microsoft on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, staging a sit-in to demand that the tech giant stop allowing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to use its technology in the racist campaign against immigrants and legal asylum seekers," the group said.

“By knowingly and willingly providing technology support to ICE, XYZ Corporation is colluding with ICE and its racist mission to tear apart families, and mistreat children,” activist Andy Ratto said. “This is a moment of life-or-death for 11 million undocumented people in the United States, and we will not remain silent as American corporations profiteer from — and enable — human suffering.”

Here is some of the media from the scene: