Protestors in Washington, DC gathered on Tuesday to taunt Kirstjen Nielsen as she ate Mexican food. A video captured by the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America (posted below), reveals the group of people as they shouted taunts at the Secretary of Homeland Security
One protester can be clearly shouting: “How can you enjoy a Mexican dinner as you’re deporting and imprisoning tens of thousands of people that come here seeking asylum in the United States?”
A second protester adds: “We call on you to end family separation and abolish Ice… If kids don’t eat in peace, you don’t eat in peace.” Another shouts, “Kirstjen Nielsen, you’re a villain!”
“In a Mexican restaurant, of all places!” another protester added. Nielsen was eating her meal at MXDC, a popular Mexican restaurant in Washington DC.
Nielsen was protected by several agents who stood guard and ignored the crowd.
Adding insult to injury, the protestors played a recording of children crying after they were ripped away from their parents.
Nielsen quickly exited the restaurant and entered a vehicle before speeding away.
The protest arrives just one day after Nielsen said her agency would not apologize for “the job we do, or for the job law enforcement does, for doing the job that the American people expect us to do.”
With more than 2,000 children now separated from their parents and a major Trump donor profiting to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, the debate over Trump’s zero-tolerance policies is heating up.
Here’s the video from the protest.
DHS Secretary Nielsen just got driven out of a Mexican restaurant here on 14th Street by activists. DSA, I believe. pic.twitter.com/lTKutryXBO
— Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu) June 20, 2018
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