“We are here to tell her to put an end to separating families, to step down as head of the department, and that ICE and CBP must be abolished.”
Tuesday night, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was chased out of a D.C. Mexican restaurant by a group of socialist protestors shouting “shame!”
The Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America are demanding Nielsen step down and that ICE and CBP be abolished.
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
A video of the encounter inside the restaurant was posted to the group’s Facebook page with the caption:
We’re in downtown DC disrupting DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s dinner at MXDC. The irony isn’t lost on us that this is a Mexican restaurant. Nielsen has led the program to tear apart familes [sic]. We are here to tell her to put an end to separating families, to step down as head of the department, and that ICE and CBP must be abolished #abolishICE #abolishCBP
And the video:
More from the New York Post:
Demonstrators occupied DXDC Cocina Mexicana at around 8 p.m. as Nielsen was attempting to have a meal with an unidentified man, according to a video posted on Facebook.
Staff members try to contain the situation as members of the Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists flood the restaurant, the video shows.
“In a Mexican restaurant of all places,” one protester yells. “The fu–ing gall.”
At another point, a second member of the group plays recent audio of children crying at a detention center in Texas.
“How does it make you feel?” a protester yells.
In another video taken from outside the restaurant at around 8:20 p.m., Nielsen can be seen leaving the eatery and entering an SUV.
A spokesman for Homeland Security later said that Nielsen met some concerned citizens while having dinner.
“The Secretary and her staff heard from a small group of protestors who share her concern with our current immigration laws that have created a crisis on our southern border,” Tyler Q. Houlton tweeted.
Nielsen held a press conference Monday where she sought to clarify the child separation fiasco.
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