On Wednesday night time, a crowd of younger Jewish activists in Rhode Island organized a protest of a neighborhood for-profit jail that works with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They have been sitting in entrance of the car parking zone when a black pickup truck swerved in direction of them after which, amidst their cries, barrels via the gang. Witnesses say the driving force was a guard. The incident was captured by native bystanders. (Warning: the video is disturbing and there may be some very comprehensible profanity within the video). [h/t Washington Put up]
BREAKING: Right here is HD video of an ICE guard driving his truck into us as we sat peacefully blocking the Wyatt Detention Middle.
We’re placing our our bodies on the road as a result of we see the camps and the roundups. We’ve discovered from our ancestors: NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE. pic.twitter.com/KnOu5xoOEb
— By no means Once more Motion (@NeverAgainActn) August 15, 2019
No main accidents have been reported. After the truck parked, protestors say jail guards pepper-sprayed the crowds till they dispersed. Native police have been current however didn’t get entangled, in accordance with witnesses. Wyatt Detention Facility didn’t reply to The Washington Put up‘s request for remark.
The activists have been members of By no means Once more Motion, a loose-knit collective of Jewish activists protesting the latest uptick in deportation and restrictive immigration coverage. The protest in Rhode Island was simply one among many protests by Jewish teams all around the nation who drew parallels between the present arrests and detention of immigrants to previous atrocities dedicated in opposition to Jewish individuals.
“If this is the way this correctional officer is behaving in public when people are recording, it’s not hard to imagine the behavior is much worse behind the walls in the facility where no one can see what is happening,” stated By no means Once more Motion spokesperson Amy Anthony, in accordance with The Put up.