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WATCH: Truck Drives Into ICE Protestors Assembled Outside Private Prison


Added 08-15-19 07:34:02am EST - “Lest anyone believes that tensions were abating over the Trump administration's aggressive policies in dealing with illegal immigration... Peaceful protestors outside a private prison in Rhode Is” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Truck Drives Into ICE Protestors Outside Private Prison”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Lest anyone believes that tensions were abating over the Trump administration’s aggressive policies in dealing with illegal immigration…

Peaceful protestors outside a private prison in Rhode Island were nearly run over by an individual who is alleged by the very same protestors to be a guard at that prison on Wednesday night. The protestors were assembled to bring attention to what they see as the inhumane actions of ICE under the Trump administration.

In a viral video captured by bystanders, the protesters screamed and jumped out of the way. Several were struck, according to organizers of the Wednesday night demonstration at the Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, R.I. Some were treated at a hospital, though none were severely injured.

“It was terrifying because we didn’t know what exactly his intention was,” Amy Anthony, a spokesperson for Never Again Action, a Jewish activist group that planned the protest, told The Washington Post. “It certainly appeared he was trying to hit us.”

The driver, protesters say, was a correctional officer employed by the privately-run facility who was wearing a badge and a uniform — an assertion backed up by video of the incident. Local police officers working at the protest did not intervene, Anthony said, and the driver eventually walked into the prison after other guards pepper-sprayed the protesters.

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