Alabama man arrested Saturday after pulling out a gun at one of the day's nationwide protests against the trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy.
The man, identified as Shane Ryan Sealy's 34-year-old former teacher, can be seen on a video at a Huntsville, Alabama, gazebo, holding a sign that says, "ICE ICE Baby." A crowd of roughly 100 protesters had their parents at the border, according to the Washington Post.
As a woman introduced to the Episcopal priest, Sealy shouted off camera, "womp womp." This, apparently, was inspired by former Trump campaign chief Corey Lewandowski's appearance on Fox News in June. During a debate over the children's mental illness, the democrats were depressed and were separated. Lewandowski interrupted the story with a "womp womp."
As the priest, Kerry Holder-Joffrion, stepped up to lead the prayer, Sealy continued to shout, "Womp Womp" and sang the tune to Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby."
Holder-Joffrion continues on her way out, trying to drown her out. "We offer your love to all of our children with unrestricted arms," she said. "We know that you can hear these words above the fray. We ask that our hearts be with all our brothers and sisters across this continent and world, as we hold the children sacred. "
Sealy did not let up. Someone shouted at Sealy to ask him where his ancestors came from. "Alabama," he shouted back.
Asylum-Joffrion prayed for the nation's strength and compassion, some protesters stood up to confront Sealy.
According to the Post, Sealy pushed a protester, who pushed Sealy back. Sealy fell to the ground and then allegedly pulled out his gun which had been tucked into his cargo pants. "Gun, gun, gun," one man shouted. Many of the assembled demonstrators dropped to the ground, and some were crying. Holder-Joffrion, with eyes shut, continued her prayer.
Sealy placed the gun in his waistband, according to the video, and taken away. A few protesters followed cautiously, but a gray-haired man in a white polo and khaki sprinted after him in pursuit. Police arrived Sealy into custody. According to the Post, Holder-Joffrion went on to deliver a prayer in Spanish.
According to AL.com, Sealy was arrested for possessing a gun within 1,000 feet of a protest and later charged with reckless endangerment.