ICE Protest Turns Chaotic After Truck Plows Through Crowd, Pepper Spray Used [VIDEO]

Protesters showed up at the Wyatt Detention Center, a privately run facility in Rhode Island that has a contract with ICE to hold illegal alien detainees. The protests were led by Never Again, according to their Facebook page. They then locked their arms together and sat on the ground to block the employee parking lot at the facility. A corrections officer tried to get into the lot, and as he tried to make his way through the crowd, he hit a couple of people and the protesters found themselves in complete chaos. Never Again says they will see where they stand on suing over the incident. Maybe they shouldn’t illegally block private property?

From The Daily Caller

A protest outside a prison that works with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) turned chaotic after a truck drove into the crowd, and officers were forced to use pepper spray on demonstrators.

People affiliated with Never Again Action were protesting Wednesday night outside the Wyatt Detention Center, a privately run facility in Rhode Island that has a contract with ICE to hold illegal alien detainees. The prison, located about ten miles north of Providence, has been subjected to Never Again’s protests since July, according to the group’s Facebook page.

While the demonstration was tame for most of the evening, tension began to escalate when protesters locked arms and sat on the ground, shutting down the main entrance to the prison. Later, the protesters began to block the driveway to the staff parking lot. A black pickup truck arrived sometime later, and the driver was eager to get through.

The truck swerved toward the crowd and then abruptly stopped, blowing its horn as people shouted back at the driver. Then the driver proceeded to drive into the crowd of people. The driver was reportedly a corrections officer working for the Rhode Island detention center.

 

Other corrections officers then rushed to the scene and attempted to disperse the crowd. After the protesters refused to move, pepper spray was used to keep them blocking the driveway.

“Correctional officers came out and physically pushed us out of the way and then pepper-sprayed us, which is burning my face right now,” protester Jared Goldstein said. Never Again now says its is exploring options for legal recourse over the incident.