Truck Plows Through Crowd of ICE Protesters in Rhode Island: That’s gonna leave a mark [VIDEO]
Chaos and mayhem erupted as a detention officer with ICE drove his truck through a line of protesters outside a detention facility in Rhode Island. He’s been put on leave since the incident where he was just trying to get through the crowd slowly. He he..
Not that we condone this behavior, but the attacks on ICE agents recently have sown these seeds, no doubt. Even this group was protesting the facility’s connection to ICE, and it’s members say illegal immigrants are treated similarly to Jews who endured the Holocaust.
If you honestly thought people were being marched into ovens, wouldn’t you plow your truck through a crowd to save them? Obviously, these protestors are part of a bigger agenda which is quite evil – especially against ICE agents doing their jobs. Never Again, a left-wing Jewish group, has likened the treatment of illegal immigrants in the U.S. to the life of Jews during Holocaust and their members have demanded the closure of ICE detention centers.
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.
It’s clear from the video that they could have moved out of the way of the truck but refused. The truck stopped and then moved forward slowly when the protesters began to pound on the truck.
The protesters were then pepper sprayed by corrections officers. he he.. Some protestors says the pepper spray really hit the spot.
The New York Post reports that five people were injured. Two protesters were struck by the truck and three were hit with pepper spray.
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha and the state police said they will launch an investigation.
“Once we have a full understanding of the relevant facts, we will determine how to proceed,” Neronha said in a statement. “Peaceful protest is a fundamental right of all Americans; it is unfortunate last night’s situation unfolded as it did. We urge all to exercise restraint as our investigation proceeds.”
“Every time we ask ourselves would I have done something during the Holocaust? Would I have done something?” one of the protesters, Jack Silverman said to WLNE, a local Rhode Island news outlet. “I want to make sure that when I tell my grandkids, ‘This is what was happening in the United States,’ and they say, ‘Well what did you do?’ I need to say that I did these things, and this is how it helped. Because I wouldn’t be able to live with myself otherwise.”
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.